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New H.W. Wilson Databases

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New H.W. Wilson Databases

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Five new databases have been released by SilverPlatter in conjunction with The H.W. Wilson Company. They include Book Review Digest, Library Literature, Readers' Guide Abstracts Select Edition, Wilson Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, and Wilson General Science Abstracts.

Book Review Digest provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of current adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Over 6,400 English-language books are covered by the database each year. Concise, critical evaluations are chosen from 95 selected American, British, and Canadian periodicals in the humanities and social and general sciences, as well as library review media. Book Review Digest covers 1983 to the present with quarterly updates.

Library Literature offers easy access to a broad spectrum of information crucial to the operation of school, university, public, special, and professional libraries. Library Literature covers the following subject areas: cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, copyright legislation, government funding, information brokers, library associations, CD-ROM searching, personnel management, public relations, publishing, rare books, and more. Library Literature coverage is from 1984 to the present and is updated quarterly.

Readers' Guide Abstracts Select Edition provides selective abstracting and indexing of the 240 periodicals covered in RGA and complete coverage of The New York Times. Articles are selected for their permanent research value to libraries. …

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