ERIC Number: ED055615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Guide to MEDLARS Services; A Brief Description of the System With Emphasis on the Automated Bibliographic Search Service. Revised.
National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
MEDLARS (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) a computer-based system is operated at the National Library of Medicine. The principal objective of Medlars is to provide references to the biomedical literature to researchers, clinicians, and other health professionals. This is accomplished through: (1) preparation of citations for publication in "Index Medicus" and "Current Catalog," (2) preparation of recurring bibliographies on specialized subjects of wide interest and (3) preparation of retrospective, one-time bibliographies (demand searches). This guide is designed to assist the user in obtaining a demand search in the area of his interest. Efficient use of this service requires that the potential user understand something about the system as a whole: its contents, the controlled vocabulary, and methods of indexing and updating the files. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.