Keyword Searching of Bibliographic Systems

Issue raised by: Fay Turner

Keyword searching of bibliographic systems is useful when neither the exact author, title or subject of an item is known, or when the objective of the search is to identify a broad range of documents to which the keywords apply. Characteristics of keyword searching include: Many bibliographic systems support some or all of these features.

What combination of bib-1 attributes should be used to specify a keyword search?

For bibliographic system searching, queries where all operands are constructed as follows are to be interpreted as keyword searches:

Status: Approved 3/99
Library of Congress