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Special Offer on SilverPlatter Databases

Through December 31, SilverPlatter Information is offering significant savings on SilverPlatter's social science, human services, education and social policy databases. This offer applies only to new orders when you subscribe to two or more databases at one time. Subscribe to two to four databases and save 10 percent off BCR's regular price; subscribe to five or more databases and save 15 percent. Some specific databases available under this offer are PsycINFO, PsycLIT, Ageline, AIDSLINE, Criminal Justice Abstracts, ERIC, Political Science Abstracts and Sociofile. For a complete list of applicable databases, please provide your fax number to BCR's Karen Graham.

KR OnDisc Releases New Databases

Two new databases have been released by KR OnDisc -- Australian Education Index and PAPER.

PAPER, produced by the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, contains bibliographic citations and abstracts relating to all aspects of the paper and pulp industry, from raw materials and processes to technology and products. Approximately 30 percent of the file consists of patent records. Coverage is 1967 to the present, and the database is updated quarterly. BCR's annual subscription prices are:

Produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research, the new Australian Education Index is comprised of the publications Australian Education Index (AEI) and Bibliographic of Education Theses in Australia (BETA) and includes monographs, research and technical reports, legislation and journal articles. Curriculum, special education, adult and continuing education, vocational training, teacher education and more are covered at all educational levels. Coverage is 1978 to the present, and the database is updated quarterly. BCR's price for an annual subscription is $740 (compared to $800 standard price).

IP Addresses Recognized for OCLC Web Services

I nternet Protocol (IP) address recognition is now available for OCLC Reference Services on the World Wide Web, including OCLC FirstSearch and FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online services.

Used for log-in authentication, IP address recognition allows participating libraries to add a service keyword to the Reference Services URL, where a library's address and service type is checked before automatically logging it into the appropriate service. For more information visit the OCLC Reference Services web site:

For questions or to subscribe to any reference database -- CD-ROM, online or Internet-accessible -- contact BCR's Jim Hensinger ([email protected]) or Karen Graham ([email protected]) (303) 751-6277 or (800) 397-1552.