ashendel at aclcb.purdue.edu
Thu May 19 09:47:41 EST 1994
On Thu, 19 May 1994 11:08:43 +0000,
Duncan Clark <Duncan at genesys.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>One of the FAQs for this newsgroup gives details on accessing Medline. The
>phone no. given to open an account is a toll free US 800 number which I
>cannot use from the UK. So has anyone another number or Email address for
>opening a Medline account through Medlars?
I have the MEDLARS numbers (from 1990, hope they are still current):
1-800-638-8480 and 1-301-496-6139. This is to access the Medlars Mgmt
section , Natl. Library of Medicine. Ther are also numbers for all
NLM service inquiries: 1-301-496-6308 and 1-800-272-4787. Accounts for
MEDLARS are made through NTIS (Natl. Tech. Info. Serv.) in in Springfield,
Virginia. They list 703-487-4650 as a telephone number and 703-487-4650 as
a FAX number for ordering. In the US the, NTIS lists a one-stop -shopping
number for NLM services of 1-800-423-9255. I cannot find a non-800 number
for this service.
One can telnet to the Medlars computer, but you cannot logon without an
account. I cannot seem to find an NLM info gopher or E-mail address
(other than for Grateful Med help), so try the numbers listed above.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
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