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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Computers are not just for quantitative analysis. Scholarship in the humanities and qualitative social sciences can also benefit. This essay begins the task of outlining a personal scholarly system called Famulus, or scholar's assistant, for assisting individual qualitative scholars with their research and scholarly activity. Key to the design is a proposed modular system of classifying the items in bibliographic entries. Attention is also called to emerging systems of Keywords in Context (KWIC).

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A personal essay and research note written in February, 1986. It was presented as part of a presentation at the First Annual WVU Computing Fair, September 28, 1991.



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