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UMI Creates New Edition of ABI/Inform

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UMI Creates New Edition of ABI/Inform

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UMI has introduced a second edition of abi/inform, a CD-ROM and online business database.

The new edition, ABI/Inform Express, is designed for those libraries and information centers that would benefit most from targeted coverage of management and marketing information, but don't require a comprehensive business reference database such as the ABI/Inform Research Edition, with its more than 900 business and management titles. Anticipated availability for this new edition is summer, 1992.

ABI/Inform Express provides 150+ word abstracts and full bibliographic citations from 100 key business periodicals--a minimum of the most recent five years--and six months of rolling coverage from The Wall Street Journal. Titles were selected in consulation with librarians in public and small academic libraries, the most likely sites for the Express Edition. Coverage is from 1987 to present, and subscribes will receive monthly update discs.

Wendy Beecham, UMI Business Product Manager for Serials Publishing said, "Since 1971, researchers have used ABI/Inform for comprehensive coverage of business and management information. …

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