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Subject:

More about free MEDLINE on Internet

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Johnny Carlsson <[log in to unmask]>

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BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 9 Oct 1996 09:56:14 +0200

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>X-Sender: [log in to unmask]
>Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 08:23:36 -0700
>Reply-To: David Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
>Sender: Veterinary Medicine Library issues and information
> <[log in to unmask]>
>From: David Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: Free MEDLINE on Internet advertised in WIRED
>To: Multiple recipients of list VETLIB-L <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Dear VetLib-Listees:
>
>
>The current issue of Medicine on the Net (which I received as a sample),
>Vol.2, No.8 (August 1996) has the lead article "MEDLINE free-for-all spurs
>questions about search value, who pays," by Paul Engstrom. He lists 17
>URLs which offer MEDLINE "free" or "free for registered users". Dialog, of
>course is $15/hour connect charge in USA, etc.
>
>America's HouseCall Network: http://pressconf.housecall.com/prologin.html
> MEDLINE: free for registered physicians
>
>Community of Science: http://muscat.gdb.org./repos/medl/
> MEDLINE: free
>
>DIALOG: http://www.dialgo.com; telnet://dialog.com
> MEDLINE: $15/hr connect gate in the USA
>
>HealthGate: http://www.healthgate.com
> MEDLINE: Free
>
>HealthWorks: http://www.healthworks.co.uk/hw/medline/medline.html
> MEDLINE: minimum reg fee 34.99 British pounds plus 35 pounds/month
>subscription
>
>HealthWorld: http://www.healthworld.com/library/search/medline.htm
> MEDLINE: Free
>
>Internet Grateful Med: http://igm.nlm.nih.gob
> MEDLINE: Pay per use (US searches typically range from $1.25 to
>$5.00)
>
>Infotrieve: http://www.infotrieve.com/
> MEDLINE: minimum $50/mo subscription
>
>Knowledge Finder: http://www.kfinder.com
> MEDLINE: free for limited time
>
>Medscape: http://www.medscape.com/
> MEDLINE: free for registered users
>
>Multimedia Medical Reference Library:
>http://tiac.net/users/hjtward/search.htm#medline
> MEDLINE: Free
>
>Ovid: http://www.ovid.com/
> MEDLINE: $12/hr in the US
>
>PaperChase: http://www.paperchase.com/
> telnet: //pch.bih.harvard.edu
> MEDLINE: Pay per use (average cost in the US is $6 per search)
>
>Physicians' Online: http://www.po.com/
> MEDLINE: Free for member physicians
>
>Plymouth Area Communities Medical Access Network: http://www.pacman.org/
> MEDLINE: Free
>
>SilverPlatter: http://www.silverplatter.com/catalog.htm
> MEDLINE $ 4,094/yr subscription in US for an individual receiving
>the full database with weekly updates (monthly updates: $3,094)
>
>WedMedline: http://www-med.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/med-lookup
> MEDLINE: Available to STanford University, UCSan Francisco, and UC
>Davis faculty and students
>
>
>Robb Scholten, PaperChase, says that "A good test of any system is the
>ability to map ordinary words to MeSH indexes. ...type in 'heart attack'
>and see if it maps to 'myocardial infarction.'.
>
>
>David C Anderson, Information Specialist
>UC Center for Animal Alternatives
>
>


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