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Facts on File News Digest, Now Updated Every Three Months

Magazine article Information Today

Facts on File News Digest, Now Updated Every Three Months

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Offering greater currency than ever before, the Facts On File News Digest CD-ROM 1980-1992 (pub. date: May 1, 1993) is now available in quarterly cumulative updates, as well as annually. The latest edition of the News Digest CD-ROM covers thirteen years of news events with over 50,000 articles on foreign affairs, government and politics, technology and medicine, the arts, sports, and much more.

The News Digest CD-ROM contains full-text news stories from the Facts On File Weekly World News Digest. Covering the years 1980 to 1992, nearly one million indexed entries and over 300 world maps can be easily retrieved using the system's Ebsco-CD software, a hypermedia package.

Easy-to-understand on-screen instructions enable users to run basic or advanced searches, print text and maps, download information to floppy disk, or choose from a host of other tailored options, including:

* Key Word Searching with Boolean Logic

* Browsing the Index

* Cross-Referencing Functions

* Customized Printout Settings

* Date Specific Searches

* Help Screens

* Proximity Searching

* Placemarking Features

* Tutorial

The software package carries enhanced cross-referencing features to supply information faster and with greater efficiency. …

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