DUBLIN, Ohio, March 21, 1994--Electronics Letters, the prestigious biweekly journal of international electronics research, is now available as an online journal. Electronics Letters Online is published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and provided online to subscribers by OCLC via the Internet and dial-up telecommunications networks.
The new electronic journal carries the same 1,400 to 1,500 articles per year as the print version and displays them through Guidon, a Windows-based graphical user interface developed by OCLC. Guidon supports full-text searching by subject, title, author, keyword, date, and a full range of Boolean and proximity operators. It displays full text, figures, tables, and equations in quality that rivals the printed page. Guidon operates in the Microsoft Windows environment on an 80386 or higher PC. Electronics Letters Online is also available via a command-driven ASCII user interface that runs on a terminal or PC with software emulating a VT100 terminal.
Through links to IEE's INSPEC database, subscribers to Electronics Letters Online also have access to abstracts of references cited in the articles. The INSPEC database is the world's largest and most comprehensive source of reference literature in the fields of physics, electronics, computing, and electrical and control engineering.
Sir Eric Ash, CBE, FEng, FRS, and Professor Peter Clarricoats, FEng, FRS, are honorary editors, and Gill Wheeler is managing editor.
The journal is available as an annual subscription for $750. Each subscription includes an access package with Guidon software, optional notification of new documents published in areas of interest, unlimited connect time, ability to print locally, and downloading of documents. Typeset-quality prints delivered by mail or fax can be obtained for additional fees.
The journal can be accessed through the Internet, the OCLC telecommunications network, and CompuServe Dial Access.
In North and South America, ordering information is available from IEE/INSPEC Department, IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, USA. The telephone number is (908) 562-5549, the fax number is (908) 981-0027, and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders from other geographical areas should be directed to The Institution of Electrical Engineers, Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts. SG1 2AY, United Kingdom, telephone +44(0)438 313311, attention marketing; fax +44(0)438 742840; or e-mail email@example.com.
Electronics Letters Online is the third electronic journal provided online to subscribers by OCLC. In July 1992, the Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was launched. The Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing, published by Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, began distribution in January 1994.
Electronic journals offer fast, continuous publication; immediate access to timely information--available online 23 hours a day; access from the office, dormitory or library; and optimal searching capabilities. Other features include an extensive help system, toll-free telephone support, and comprehensive user documentation.
The Institution of Electrical Engineers is the largest professional engineering society in Europe and has worldwide membership of over 130,000. It covers every aspect of electrical and manufacturing engineering from power generation to software engineering, medical electronics, and satellite communications. The IEE is best known to the information industry as the publisher of the INSPEC database.
OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 17,000 libraries in 52 countries and territories.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Andrea Keyhani, OCLC (614) 764-6474, Michele Day, IEE (908) 562-5556, or Nita Dean, OCLC (614) 761-5002