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SilverPlatter Announces New Databases

Magazine article Information Today

SilverPlatter Announces New Databases

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SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced the release of three new products on both CD-ROM and the Web: R.R. Bowker's Books In Print with Book Reviews, The Philosopher's Index, and three databases from Leatherhead Food Research Association.

Bowker's Books in Print

R.R. Bowker's Books In Print with Book Reviews contains more than 300,000 full-text book reviews from sources such as Library Journal, CHOICE, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, School Library Journal, Reference and Research Book News, Sci-Tech Book News, University Press Book News, The Boston Book Review, and Quill & Quire.

Books In Print with Book Reviews allows the user to evaluate content of the most recent releases as well as that of backlist titles dating from 1985. Books with reviews are clearly labeled, and the availability of reviews is indexed as an additional search category. Researchers can retrieve, print, or download reviews along with bibliographic data. More than 30,000 reviews are added each year.

According to the announcement, Books In Print with Book Reviews provides patrons with the text of printed reviews along with bibliographic data, turning a library or store into a full-service book information center. Searchers using the database can now limit searches by review source. The database is updated monthly.

R.R. Bowker has been providing bibliographic and reference works to the library, bookseller, and publishing markets since 1872. Bowker is a unit of Cahners Business Information and publishes over 100 databases annually. Its data is available in print, CD-ROM, tape, and on the Web.

The Philosopher's Index

The Philosopher's Index, an international philosophy resource, is expected to be available in electronic form next month. A bibliographic database with author abstracts, The Philosopher's Index covers scholarly research in the 15 fields of philosophy published in journals and books since 1940. The Philosopher's Index is published by the Philosopher's Information Center of Bowling Green, Ohio, whose director is Richard H. Lineback.

"We are pleased to provide our database on SilverPlatter' said Lineback. "The board and I chose SilverPlatter on account of its reputation for excellence. Many of our customers have requested Internet access while others prefer local access, so with SilverPlatter, we're pleased that our customers will have a choice of access media."

The Philosopher's Index covers more than 480 journals from 38 countries. It features informative author-written abstracts; complete coverage of all major articles written in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French; and additional citations in Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese. The Philosopher's Index also completely covers international scholarly philosophy articles from anthologies and books written in English and other languages. The database will be updated quarterly. …

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