Year: 1981 Source: New England Journal of Medicine, v.305, no.16, (1981), p.924-930 SIEC No: 19830696

PaperChase, a computer program that permits users to search medical literature was installed in the medical library of Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. During the first year, 1,032 library users, without formal instruction or user’s manual, conducted 8,459 searches and displayed 399,821 references. Low installation & operating costs suggest that PaperChase could be a valuable means of providing widespread computerized bibliographic retrieval. (CI)