Dialog Techniques: Using DialIndex viaDialogClassic or Telnet


Because of the number of databases in Dialog, the most difficult problem is often which database to choose. This can be done through a review of the Dialog Database Catalog, looking at the Bluesheets for databases in specific subject areas, getting advice from other expert searchers, and more.

One technique for selecting databases, though, is predicated on purely on statistics. That is, often databases relevant to your search terms are the ones with the most occurences of those terms. Dialog provides a way of finding such databases.


Steps in using DialIndex