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NTIS Discounts on SilverPlatter

Libraries can obtain new subscriptions to NTIS on SilverPlatter (compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service) at a 10 percent discount between now and September 15. The NTIS database covers such topics as engineering, biotechnology, the environment, health and safety, business, as well as the physical, biological and social sciences. Many items found in the database are unavailable from other sources.

Internet Links Now in FirstSearch's WorldCat

The OCLC FirstSearch service now includes URLs for Internet resources in some records in WorldCat (OCLC's Online Union Catalog). FirstSearch Web users can employ these hotlinks in the new INTER-NET field to access Internet resources directly from the record. Three other databases on FirstSearch include URLs in records -- NetFirst, FactSearch and Consumers Index.

(For questions or to subscribe to any reference database -- CD-ROM, online or Internet-accessible -- contact BCR's Jim Hensinger or Karen Graham.