ERIC Number: ED088434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Coordination of Two On-Line Information Retrieval Services At the University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library.
Egeland, Jan; Foreman, Gertrude
The Bio-Medical Library at the University of Minnesota has access to two on-line computer systems: the MEDLINE system (MEDLARS ON-LINE) of the National Library of Medicine and the State University of New York (SUNY) Biomedical Communication Network. MEDLINE consists of two files which provide coverage of the "Index Medicus" from 1970 to the present. The SUNY network offers the same on-line retrieval of "Index Medicus" but also includes off-line retrospective searches from 1964 to date. In addition, the SUNY system has a title scan feature which permits title searching by any specific terms desired to pinpoint information. The MEDLINE system is used unless the subject area of the search is peripheral to clinical medicine, a comprehensive search prior to 1970 is needed, or a very specific term is required. In these cases or when the MEDLINE system is not available, the SUNY system is used. (JG)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Univ. Libraries.