NISC Releases a Wealth of New DISCs

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NISC Releases a Wealth of New DISCs


National Information Services Corporation has released a number of new NISC DISCs, including PsycLit, clinPSYC, ABSEARCH databases, and many titles from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. NISC is a CD-ROM publisher that takes already-assembled databases and produces value-added discs by cross-referencing information and building in statistical capabilities, then selling the discs at affordable prices.

PsycLIT

Compiled by the American Psychological Association, PsycLIT is a common reference tool that offers wide coverage of topics in and applications of behavior and psychology. The database provides over 700,000 citations with abstracts drawn from over 1,300 journals (1974-present), and also covers books (1987-present). PsycLIT is the CD-ROM subset of APA's PsycINFO database, excluding dissertations and technical report records and 1967-1974 coverage.

Automated searching is possible with the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms. It is updated regularly to reflect changes in the established vocabulary of psychology and related fields. Hierarchical, permuted, and alphabetical structures help users through this disc, which NISC says is the least expensive PsycLIT CD available.

ClinPSYC

This is a subset of PsycLIT that covers international journal literature (1980-present) on topics of interest to physical and mental health professionals. Over 300,000 records cover the psychological aspects of physical and mental disorders and treatments. It also uses the Thesaurus mentioned in PsycLIT.

ABSEARCH

The ABSEARCH databases on life sciences cover the important publications in each database's field. Records include full citations of all articles, and abstracts are reproduced verbatim, NISC says. The company plans to publish many CD titles of ABSEARCH databases, but has begun with five that form the Essential Life Sciences Series:

* Essential Wildlife & Conservation Biology Abstracts

* Essential Fisheries Abstracts

* Essential Ornithological Abstracts

* Essential Ecology, Zoology & Plant Science Abstracts

* Essential Forestry & Wildfire Abstracts

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

NISC has produced 11 new titles featuring files from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. …

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