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SilverPlatter Offers NTIS at Discount Price Effective immediately and running through
September 15, your library can subscribe to NTIS on SilverPlatter at a 10 percent
discount. This applies only to new orders of this database.
Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, the NTIS database covers
topics such as engineering, biotechnology, the environment, health and safety, business
and the physical, biological and social sciences. Many items found in this database are
not available from any other source. The database covers 1983 to the present and is
available in all platforms.
OCLC Holds Annual FirstSearch Sale BCR member libraries that purchase the OCLC
FirstSearch service on a subscription and/or per-search basis can save significantly right
now. Through August 31, libraries that order FirstSearch blocks can obtain searches at
the lowest price level, currently 58-cents per search or $290 per block of 500 searches.
What's more, libraries purchasing before that deadline also can lock in the lowest
prevailing price for a 12-month period from the time of their order. The minimum
purchase is one block for individual institutions or groups.
CA Student Edition New on FirstSearch Chemical Abstracts Student Edition, a new
customized database for undergraduate chemistry students, is available exclusively on
OCLC FirstSearch on an annual subscription. A significant discount is available to
libraries that subscribe to the CD-ROM Chemical Abstracts.
Designed by Chemical Abstracts Service and OCLC, the database contains more than 1.5
million records with bibliographic and abstract information. It covers 200,000
dissertations and 234 chemistry journals, including all core chemistry titles recommended
by the American Chemical Society.
DataTimes Full Text No Longer on FirstSearch UMI will no longer distribute
DataTimes full text through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The DataTimes index on
FirstSearch, with citations and lead paragraphs of most articles from 150 newspapers,
will continue to be available. OCLC is in the process of securing alternative sources of
newspaper full text.
UMI's Newspaper Abstracts and Business Dateline Databases, as well as The New York
Times, which includes access to 90 days' worth of full-text articles, will continue
uninterrupted on FirstSearch.
(For questions or to subscribe to any reference databases -- CD-ROM, online or Internet-accessible -- contact BCR's Jim Hensinger or Karen Graham.