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Subject: More about free MEDLINE on Internet
From: Johnny Carlsson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 9 Oct 1996 09:56:14 +0200

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>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:
>        MEDLINE: free for registered physicians
>Community of Science:
>        MEDLINE: free
>DIALOG:; telnet://
>        MEDLINE: $15/hr connect gate in the USA
>        MEDLINE: Free
>        MEDLINE: minimum reg fee 34.99 British pounds plus 35 pounds/month
>        MEDLINE: Free
>Internet Grateful Med: http://igm.nlm.nih.gob
>        MEDLINE: Pay per use (US searches typically range from $1.25 to
>        MEDLINE: minimum $50/mo subscription
>Knowledge Finder:
>        MEDLINE: free for limited time
>        MEDLINE: free for registered users
>Multimedia Medical Reference Library:
>        MEDLINE: Free
>        MEDLINE: $12/hr in the US
>        telnet: //
>        MEDLINE: Pay per use (average cost in the US is $6 per search)
>Physicians' Online:
>        MEDLINE: Free for member physicians
>Plymouth Area Communities Medical Access Network:
>        MEDLINE: Free
>        MEDLINE $ 4,094/yr subscription in US for an individual receiving
>the full database with weekly updates (monthly updates: $3,094)
>        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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