July 14, 1994
Vol. 14, No. 1

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    Seven new data bases available for trial period

    Millions of bibliographic records from more than 200 research institutions, an index to articles in over 800 business publications, and records for dissertations dating back to the 1800s are among the data that will be accessible on-line through the University Library for a one-month trial period beginning Friday,July 15.

    Seven data bases in Eureka, the on-line service of the Research Libraries Group, will be available on the campus network at workstations in the Regenstein, Crerar and Social Service Administration libraries. Information about accessing the data bases on the campus network is available on the University's gopher server. The Eureka data bases are also available through the Law School's gopher server. Law School faculty, staff and students should contact the D'Angelo Law Library for information on accessing Eureka.

    The files that will be available are described below.

    n RLIN Bibliographic File contains catalog records for over 63 million items held by more than 200 major research institutions. Records for many archival and manuscript collections are included in the file.

    n ABI/Inform, a business data base, provides indexing and abstracts from more than 800 magazines, academic journals and trade publications in the fields of accounting, marketing, management and public administration. Coverage dates back to 1986, and the file is updated weekly. Eureka also offers document delivery for articles included in ABI/Inform.

    n Anthropological Literature covers more than 1,000 journals, colloquia, symposia and Festschriften in the fields of archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, folklore, linguistics and physical anthropology published since 1984.

    n Dissertation Abstracts, updated monthly, contains records for over 1 million dissertations dating back as far as 1861, and abstracts are included for dissertations written after 1980. Master's theses since 1962 are also included.

    n History of Science and Technology indexes books, conference proceedings and articles from over 600 journals and is international in scope. Its coverage begins with 1976, and the data base is updated annually.

    n Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals includes articles and book reviews from over 450 journals published since 1985, as well as books and conference publications. Updates are quarterly.

    n World Law Index, an index to Hispanic legal material, provides comprehensive coverage of the laws, legislation and regulations of 29 Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.

    The Eureka trial is part of an ongoing effort by the Library to explore additional electronic resources that could be made available on the campus network. On-line data bases from other vendors will be tested in the near future.

    Comments about the data bases are welcome. Direct comments to eureka@lib.uchicago.edu. For more information, call the Reference Department in Regenstein Library at 702-4685 or e-mail the above address.