Online

Online is a professional magazine covering online and CD-ROM databases with practical how-to articles covering the entire online industry. Founded in 1977, it is a bimonthly publication published by Online, a Division of Information Today Inc.The editor is Marydee Ojala.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 4, July

Alternatives to the Defunct AMA/Net
Strange as it sounds, the membership of the huge American Medical Association (AMA), could not adequately support its own online search service, AMA/Net. Despite the fact that AMA/Net became a benefit of membership in December 1988, usage of the system...
Books Online: Visions, Plans and Perspectives for Electronic Text
* Access to online catalogs and databases through the Internet * Use of computer conferencing for professional communications * Network-based publication and dissemination of electronic journals There's at least one more: access to electronic texts....
Business Credit Reports Online
When did you first begin to believe a recession was imminent? For me, it was the day I realized how much advertising I was seeing for Dun & Bradstreet credit reports. First, it was full-page ads in major publications. Then I got in my car and heard...
Compact Cambridge Expands PolTox Library ... Announces Plans to Publish New England Journal of Medicine on CD-ROM
CD-ROM NEWS Compact Cambridge Expands PolTox Library... Announces Plans To Publish New England Journal Of Medicine On CD-ROM Compact Cambridge has added two new volumes to its PolTox CD-ROM library. The PolTox databases cover the entire spectrum...
CompuServe Information Manager: A Mediator on a Floppy
A decade ago it was common to read in the literature of librarianship that the future of the occupation lay in mastering online systems and serving as the primary mediator between such systems and clients who had complex information needs. There were...
CorelDraw
Drawing and illustration programs need not be used only by professional graphic designers. What about brochures and marketing pieces for your library or information center? How about directional signs and posters? Perhaps even training manuals could...
Creating an Internal Customized News Service
The "intelligent" corporation of the 1990s has been described as one where competitive advantage will be achieved by integrating advanced technologies to deliver timely, reliable, and usable information. Success in the ever-changing global marketplace...
Data-Star Introduces New Pricing Program with Fixed Price Options
DATA-STAR INTRODUCES NEW PRICING PROGRAM WITH FIXED PRICE OPTIONS Data-Star is now in its tenth year of operation and is aggressively moving into the American marketplace. The international online service offers access to over 250 databases, some...
Delphes - a French Boutique Database
DELPHES gives the North American searcher access to abstracts of business information from a decidedly French and European perspective. Users interested in import-export trade, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and management consulting will...
Dialog Adds to OnDisc Collection
Dialog Adds To OnDisc Collection Dialog Information Services, Inc. has announced three new CD-ROM newspaper products: DIALOG OnDisc SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, DIALOG OnDisc NEWSDAY AND NEW YORK NEWSDAY, and DIALOG OnDisc DETROIT FREE PRESS. The papers...
Dialog Releases OnDisc Software for the Macintosh
Dialog Releases OnDisc Software For The Macintosh Dialog Information Services recently announced the release of the first version of DIALOG OnDisc software for use on Apple Macintosh computers. The new software allows all existing DIALOG OnDisc products...
From a DIALOG Report into a Macintosh Database - Smooth as SYLK
Doug Cornwell's simple but elegant description of downloading DIALOG reports into DBASE OUTPUT OPTIONS, May 1991 ONLINE) inspired me to explore the process of downloading data into a Macintosh database. When I looked for a suitable file to use in...
"If It's Not Here, I Can't Be Bothered ...": Limiting Searches to In-House Journals
A constant problem for library patrons has been determining where to turn once a CD-ROM or online search is completed. Successfully battling the new technology and trailing a long sheet of computer paper around the library quickly loses its glamour...
Inside a Searcher's Mind: The Seven Stages of an Online Search
Bronzed skin over rippling muscles, the gleam of oil smoothed over strong bodies ... got your attention? Well, it's time to continue wrestling with the search process. Back to the mats! When last we left the search, we had interviewed the requestor,...
Law Librarians: Moving beyond LEXIS and Westlaw
Editor's Note: In today's complex legal environment, legal researchers often must search beyond the standard legal online services to fully meet attorneys' needs. This new column aims to provide legal information specialists with a broader perspective...
New BBS Software and Printers for Macs
Lowering barriers to a wide range of computing tasks is a goal that Apple and its developer community have promoted since the company began. This month we will look at an electronic bulletin board program for the Macintosh from Spider Island Software,...
Online in the Soviet Union
Editor's Note: The appearance of this guest column in ONLINE is testimony to the worldwide reach of electronic mail. Nearly all the INTERNATiONAL NoTEs columns arrive by e-mail, most on DIALMAIL, some on DIALCOM by way of ALANET, and this one via MCI...
Online Synergies: Powerful Combinations Add Up
* Growth of the PAPERS collection on DIALOG * MoneyCenter on DIALOG * Investext abstracts on PROMT * Transparent access from Westlaw to many DIALOG databases * Wilson databases on BRS * WPIA/WPILA from Derwent, API, and ORBIT * Searching MEDLARS...
Prodigy: Bellweather or Pariah?
Prodigy may be part of the beginning of a new national network, according to Lloyd Davidson, Head of the Science and Engineering Library at Northwestern University [1]. In the January 1991 issue of ONLINE, Donald Hawkins discusses Prodigy as a possible...
Prodigy Users Fear Invasion of Privacy
PRODIGY USERS FEAR INVASION OF PRIVACY According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, subscribers to the popular Prodigy computer service - a joint venture of 113M and Sears - are discovering an unsettling quirk about the system: It offers...
Revisited: The Rise and Fall of Lotus MarketPlace
There is an old adage that says that the true mark of acceptance is controversy. If this is actually the case, then CD-ROM technology has just had its coming out party. The dispute that announced this momentous event was Lotus Development Corporation's...
SilverPlatter Adds MHIDAS to OSH-ROM Database ... Adds Thesaurus to PsycLIT
SilverPlatter Adds MHIDAS To OSH-ROM Database ... Adds Thesaurus To PsycLIT SilverPlatter Information has announced the addition of the Major Hazardous Incident Data Service (MHIDAS) database to the SilverPlatter OSH-ROM CD-ROM. MHIDAS is developed...
Storage Technology: A Review of Options and Their Implications for Electronic Publishing
STORAGE AND DATABASE BUILDING Mass storage is the cabinet in which electronic information is kept. The more generous the storage area, the richer, more detailed, and more comprehensive is the database. Mass storage is usually defined as a means of...
Supreme Court Says Telephone White Pages Not Protected by Copyright Law ... Ruling May Have Broad Implications for Information Industry
SUPREME COURT SAYS TELEPHONE WHITE PAGES NOT PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW... RULING MAY HAVE BROAD IMPLICATIONS FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY In a unanimous decision on March 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the white pages listings of a telephone...
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