New Service Offers Information on the Computer Industry

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New Service Offers Information on the Computer Industry


New Service Offers Information on the Computer Industry

The most extensive and timely collection of information on the computer and related industries is now available from Information Access Company (IAC). More than 485,000 subscribers of CompuServe Information Service, the consumer electronic information service, can immediately begin to access the new database.

The new IAC Computer Database Plus offers easy and fast access to thousands of articles covering companies, people, products, trends, corporate financials, case histories on the use of computer products, industry projections, programming and computer design.

"Anyone who needs to keep on top of information on computers and related products can't possibly read all of the most valuable computer publications," said Morris Goldstein, IAC president. "To do that would allow time for little else."

Computer Database Plus offers a quick, organized and thorough method to gathering information. "Even someone with an extensive library of computer publications can't get at specific information without an overall index to the entire collection," Goldstein states. "We've all tried to find a story we remember having read last summer in Computer Decisions, only to find that the article really ran in January in Electronic News. Computer Database Plus not only eliminates lengthy searches for articles in past issues of major computer magazines, it also provides a full listing of all key articles on the subject which have appeared in more than 125 publications."

Computer Database Plus enables users of CompuServe Information Service to find where articles on their topics have appeared including the publication name, headline, issue date, page number on which the article begins, and author's name if it is a by-lined article. The PLUS in the title refers to users' ability to call up the entire text of more than 70 percent in indexed articles, which they can read on the computer screen or print for future reference. …

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