MEDLINE access via Internet?
ROBERT BOOT, HERSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY
mail_boot at uqvax.cc.uq.oz.au
Thu Sep 16 08:10:31 EST 1993
In article <f-norman.74.0 at nimr.mrc.ac.uk>, f-norman at nimr.mrc.ac.uk (Frank Norman) writes:
> In article <199309131954.OAA26075 at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu> dmsander at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu (David M. Sander) writes:
>>From: dmsander at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu (David M. Sander)
>>Subject: MEDLINE access via Internet?
>>Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1993 14:53:04 -0500
>>I have been trying to get access to MEDLINE via internet and so far I have
>>come up with nothing. The National Library of Medicine access is out of my
>>price range so that is not an option either. Does anyone have any ideas or
> The NLM produce Medline as a quasi-commercial product (albeit heavily
> subsidised). Access to Medline through the NLM system has always been one
> of the cheapest routes to Medline online.
Oh, yes? It is certainly one of the least predictable & understandable. Also
BRS offers better access to the databse in terms of searching tools & the
ability to search the whole file at once. NLM's software belongs to the early
70's. I grew up with it but it is still out of the dark ages compared with BRS.
Dialog software just does not understand the nature of the data.
> A number of other
> commercial systems (Dialog, Datastar, BRS) also provide access but at a
> higher price.
> You will not find free access to Medline on the Internet
> (except by mistake :-).
> Your best bet is to contact your Univ library and
> enquire whether they can provide you with Medline access via the Univ
ROBERT BOOT R.BOOT at cc.uq.edu.au
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