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Five UMI Databases Available from SilverPlatter

Magazine article Information Today

Five UMI Databases Available from SilverPlatter

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SilverPlatter Information and UMI have announced a cooperative publishing agreement whereby five UMI databases will be available from SilverPlatter. The databases are ABI/INFORM, Periodical Abstracts Research 11 Edition, Newspaper Abstracts, Dissertation Abstracts, and Pharmaceutical News Index.

This publishing agreement marks a significant collaboration between two major companies in the information industry. Commenting on the new publishing arrangement, Nancy Knight, vice president of U.S. Information Provider Relations at SilverPlatter, said, "It is through these types of collaborations that we are able to move forward in offering a comprehensive collection, accessible from all major hardware and software platforms."

ABI/INFORM is an essential source of business information. It offers comprehensive coverage of companies and products, business strategies and tactics, management tools and trends, and case studies of successes and failures. Topics include accounting, banking, computers, economics, energy, engineering, environment, finance, health care, human resources, insurance, international trends, law, management, marketing, public administration, real estate, taxation, telecommunications, and transportation. This database provides complete bibliographic information, indexing, and 25- to 200-word abstracts for articles published in over 1,000 business journals, including more than 350 published outside the U.S. Two coverage options are available: 1971 to present or 1985 to present. A full-text version contains the complete text of selected articles from 550 major publications since 1991.

Periodical Abstracts Research Edition is a complete reference to popular magazines, business periodicals, and academic publications. Primarily designed for the demanding research environments of large academic and corporate libraries, Research 11 Edition covers more than 1,600 general-reference publications. Years covered are 1985 to the present. A full-text version contains the complete text of selected articles from 300 major publications since 1992 and 1993. An additional 300 titles will be added this year.

Newspaper Abstracts (27 paper edition) provides researchers with cover-to-cover access to articles appearing in the nation's leading newspapers: The New York Times, The Atlanta Constitution (includes selected articles from the Atlanta Journal), The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and others. …

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