documentalist is a professional, trained in documentation science and specializing in assisting researchers in their search for scientific and technical documentation. With the development of bibliographical databases such as MEDLINE , documentalists were professionals who searched such databases on the behalf of users.

When the field of documentation has changed its name to information science , the term information specialist or information .

See also

  • Archivist
  • Information scientist
  • Information professional
  • Librarian


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