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Re: A & I Database title overlap program? DuBose, Stefanie 11 May 2004 18:43 UTC

Hi Sue,

There is a new service called Library Comparison Source ( )
which compiles reports comparing the title lists of different databases.  We
haven't looked at it in depth, but it certainly sounds interesting.
Currently, we have a reference librarian who is using MS Access to get this

Good luck,


Stefanie DuBose
Head, Acquisitions
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27258-4353

-----Original Message-----
From: Marshall, Susan [mailto:smarshall@MONTANA.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:46 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] A & I Database title overlap program?


    I am trying to find out if there is a program available that will run a
comparison of titles indexed between two index and abstract databases.
This can be used as a collection development tool. For example, we
would like to know what percentage of overlap occurs between
the Anthropological Index Online and InfoTrac's OneFile.

I realize that other factors need to be considered when camparing
databases of this nature such as how a database is indexed, but for
a rough estimate of overlap it would be nice to have...

Anyone know of a tool that can do this?

Sue Marshall
Electronic Resources Librarian
Renne Library
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
(406) 994-4313
Fax (406) 994-2851