Data Research Associates has announced its agreement with The H.W. Wilson Company to provide easy access to the WILSONTAPE Data Base Licensing Service for users of the Data Research automation system. WILSONTAPE provides easy, unlimited electronic access to the well known Wilson Indexes via locally loaded, machine-readable monthly tapes. By extending the Data Research system to accommodate WILSONTAPE, materials cited in the Wilson databank will be directly accessible through the Data Research online public access catalog.
Data Research Associates also announced the ability to load the ABI/INFORM data base onto the Data Research automation system. Searches, including keyword and Boolean, may be performed in the same way users search their library's bibliographic data bases. ABI/INFORM consists of indexing and abstracts of articles from more than 800 business and management journals, 400 of them indexed from cover to cover. It contains more than 475,000 records from 1971 forward, providing full bibliographic information, index terms, classification codes, company identifiers, and a 150-word informative summary of the article. ABI/INFORM is produced by UMI/Data Courier, a subsidiary of University Microfilms International (UMI).
As with other data base access provided through Data Research's information gateway, the WILSONTAPE and ABI/INFORM access take advantage of Data Research's adherence to the emerging NISO Common Command Language standard that allows users to execute the same search commands, regardless of the data base being searched.
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