SINGLE VS. MULTIPLE RECORD APPROACH
FOR ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

 

Single record approach = Represent the electronic resource by noting the existence of the electronic version on the bibliographic record for the print version.

Multiple record approach = Represent the electronic resource by a separate bibliographic record.
 
 
 
Type of Electronic Resource Policy Examples
Serials and Periodicals Use the multiple record approach.  Cell biology international, Econometrica
Integrating resources Use the multiple record approach.  Grove dictionary of art, Philosopher’s index, Historical abstracts 
Books Use the multiple record approach.  
Accompanying electronic resources (CD-ROMs, Diskettes)  Use the single record approach.  CQ’s politics in America, Barrons’s profiles of American colleges, Table of isotopes 

 
 
 
  

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