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Notes the proliferation of online databases in the last two decades and suggests publications which can help librarians to make decisions about choosing a database. Discussion of information in the book "Directory of Online Databases," by Carlos Cuadra and "Computer-Readable Databases: A Directory and Data Sourcebook," with a preface by Martha E. Williams; Mention of the most popular databases, including MEDLINE, NEXIS, ERIC, World Patents, Predicasts files, Chemical Abstracts (CA) File, CA Search, and Financial Information Service; Discussion of databases most used by academic, corporate, and law libraries; View that popular databases are sought after because they have been in existence the longest and have wide availability; Discussion of databases available on CD-ROM.


pp. 96, 98

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