Computerised Approaches to the Literature of Economics: from ISIS to DEVSIS

  • George K. Thompson
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


Of the hundreds of computer-readable bibliographic data bases in existence in the world today, indexing and abstracting services in the social sciences have only recently started making use of computers. This paper examines those services and systems directly relevant to economists. High cost of indexing and abstracting and lack of coordination among secondary services are two factors which hamper the growth of improved or new services. International sharing of resources (data banks and indexes) by means of computer networks appears to be the only reasonable approach to take-even in the short run.


Economic Literature Social Science Citation Index Secondary Service International Labour Office Universal Decimal Classification 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© International Economic Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • George K. Thompson
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  1. 1.International Labour Organization LibraryGenevaSwitzerland

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