Chapter 3 – CD-ROM


Introduction:

 

The number of CD-ROM products available has grown immensly in the last two years.  CD-ROMs provide a convenient and often a cost effective alternative to online databases.  Locating and evaluating CD-ROM products can difficult and time consuming.  The following sources will ease the pain.

 

 

Directories:

 

CD-ROMS in Print 1993, An international guide to CD-ROM, CD-I, CDTV, Multimedia & Electronic Book Products.,Meckler,Westport, Connecticutt,  1993.

This is the most comprehensive directory available.

 

Periodicals:  See Chapter 2.

 

 

Other sources of information are various farm journals and other popular agricultural publications.

 

Vendors and Distributors:

 

Bureau of Electronic Publishing

141 New Road

Parsippany, NJ 07054 USA

Phone: 201-808-2700, 800-828-4766

Fax: 210-808-2676

 

CAB International

845 North Park Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

Phone: 800-582-4841

Fax: 602-621-3816

 

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

7200 Wisconsin Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20814-4823 USA

Phone: 301-961-6700, 800-843-7751

Fax: 301-961-6720

 

Chadwyck-Healy, Inc

1101 King St.

Suite 380

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

Phone: 703-683-4890, 800-752-0515

Fax: 703-683-7589

Chadwyck-Healey, Ltd.

Cambridge Place

Cambridge CB2 1NR UK

Phone: 0223 311479

Fax: 0223 66440

 

Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research  (CGIAR)

c/o World Bank

1818 H St. N.W. Room N5063

Washington, DC 20433  USA

Phone: 202-473-8942

Fax: 202-334-3750

 

EBSCO Subscription Services

P.O. Box 2250

West Peabody, MA 0190 USA

Phone: 508-535-8500, 800-6532726

Fax: 508-535-8545

 

 

FAXON

15 Southwest Park

Westwood, MA 02090 USA

Phone: 617-329-3350, 800-766-0039

Fax: 617-461-1826

 

FAXON Europe

Postbus 197

Amsterdam 1000 AD NETHERLANDS

Phone: 31-20-91-05-91

 

H.W. Wilson Company

950 University Ave.

Bronx, NY 10452 USA

Phone: 212-588-8400, 800-367-6770

Fax: 212-538-2716

Telex: 212-590-1617

 

Knowledge Access International

2685 Marine Way

Suite I305

Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

Phone: 415-969-0606

 

Media Design Interactive

Alexander House

Station Road

Aldershot, HANTS GU11 1BQ UK

Phone: 044 252-344454

Fax: 044 252-318775

 

National Information Services Corporation (NISC)

Wyman Towers  Suite 6

3100 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD USA

Phome: 410-243-0797

Fax: 410-243-0982

 

Readmore Publications, Inc.

22 Cortlandt St.

New York, NY 10007 USA

Phone: 212-349-5540

Fax: 212-233-0746

 

 

 

SilverPlatter Information Inc

100 River Ridge Drive

Norwood, MA 02062 USA

Phone: 617-769-2599, 800-343-0064

Fax: 617-769-8763

 

Slater Hall Information Products

1301 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

Suite 507

Washington, DC 20004-1701 USA

Phone: 202-393-2666

Fax: 202-638-2248

 

Space Time Research Ltd.

668 Burwood Road

Hawthorn East, VICTORIA 3123 AUSTRALIA

Phone: 03-813-3211

Fax: 03-882-4029

 

Swets & Zeitlinger, Swets Subscription Service

Heereweg 347

P.O. Box 830e

Lasse 2161 CA NETHERLANDS

Phone: 31-2521-3511

Fax: 31-2521-15888

Telex: 41325

U.S. Bureau of the Census

Data User Services Division

Washington Plaza Room 321

Washington, DC  20233 USA

Phone: 301-763-4100

Fax: 301-763-4794

 

Updata Publications, Inc.

1763 Westwood Blvd.

os Angeles, CA 90024 USA

Phone: 310-474-5900

Fax: 310-474-4095

 

Explanation of  entry:

Entry Number:  Unique to each entry

Database Name: Name of product

Database Producer: prodicer or provider of  data

Database Vendor: publishers or distributors of product.

Database Description:  Description including  frequency and language if other than english.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:

Citations For Reviews:

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Special equipment or software requirements.

Price: Given by Vendor.

 

 

Please note that all entries are based on information from CD-ROMS in Print 1993  except for citations and reviews

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM  1

Database Name:1987 Census of Agriculture

Database Producer:U.S. Bureau of the Census

Database Vendor:U.S. Bureau of the Census

Database Description:Contains national, state, and county data covering farms and  acreage,  crops, market value of sales, land use, irrigation,  land in govt. programs, livestock and poultry, animal  specialties, type of  organization, total production expenses,  machinery, etc. 2nd issue:    July, 1991.

Update Frequency: every 5 years

Evaluation By The Author And Others: Not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Computer–  IBM PC,XT or compatible.Operating System– Ms-DOS 3.1 or higher; Memory–  640K

Price: $150

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 2

Database Name:Agri/Stats I

Database Producer:Agricultural Statistics Service

Database Vendor: Hopkins Technology

Database Description:Contains U.S. agricultural statisics such as crop estimates,  grain  stocks, county estimates–crops and livestock, hog and  pig estimates,       cattle inventory, and cattle on feed. Includes  one foreign database:   Corn production in 42 African countries  since 1966.        Date covered: 1939-1988

Evaluation By The Author And Others: This disk was not seen by the author but from the description it looks useful  as a source of historical statistics.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions.  IBM PC, XT,AT. 512K memory. MS-DOS 3.1 or higher.

Price: $65; quantity discounts available

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 3

Database Name:AGRICOLA

Database Producer:National Agricultural Library

Database Vendor:   Silver Platter, OCLC

Database Description: See description under ONLINE2.

Update Frequency:  Quarterly.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  According to Pamela A. Mofjeld, “AGRICOLA is undobtedly, the most comprehensive source of information about U.S. agriculture.”  Personally, I have used the Silver Platter version which I have found easy to use.  Silver Platter’s search software is excellent. In an analysis by  Pat Ensor, most reviewers prefer the Silver Platter package.

Citations For Reviews:

Mofjeld, Pamela A. 1993. “Biology and Agriculture: A CD-ROM Sampler.” CD-ROM World. February/March 1993 : 32-38.

Ensor, Pat. 1991.”AGRICOLA”. CD-ROM Research Collections: An Evaluative Guide to Bibliographic and Full-text CD-ROM Databases. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991. 302 p.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:   CD-ROM Drive– Any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions. Computer– IBM PC, XT,AT,PS/2, MacIntosh . Operating System–  Ms-DOS 3.1 or higher ofor IBM or compatibles.  Search Software– SilverPlatter  SPIRS or MacSPIRS software and 2MB of memory for Macintosh and Apple HFS for Macintosh.  OCLC requires Search CD450 software.

Price:   Silver Platter —       $650: current disc (1984-present); $650 purchase; Current disc  &  archival set: $1200 single user.

OCLC ––       Retrospective– $350; $300 for OCLC member libraries and associates 1979-present (includes CRIS)– $795; $695 for OCLC member libraries and associates.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Site licenses available at no additional charge.

Special Capabilities: Silver Platter and OCLC– keyword, Boolean, search statement retention and back referencing, field searching, field limiting, proximity searching, printing, downloading, index searching, truncation, search saving, nesting, varied display formats.

Print Equivalent: See ONLINE2.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 3

Database Name:Agricultural Data Dissemination Service

Database Producer:Australian Bureau of Statistics

Database Vendor: Chadwyck-Healy, Inc.; Space Time Research.

Database Description:Statistical database of Australian agricultural activity. The most detailed and comprehensive agricultural activity information available at the local area level. Date covered: 1985-1987  Acronym: ADDS

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:   Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT with EGA or VGA card and monitor: Search Software– Supermap software from Space Time Research Ltd.

Price: $1350 Australian

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 4

Database Name:Agricultural Statistics

Database Producer:U.S. Bureau of the Census; U.S. Department of Commerce

Database Vendor: Slater Hall Information Products

Database Description:Contains the 1987 and 1982 Censuses of Agriculture and a U.S.       Department of Commerce database with annual farm income data  by   county dating from 1969.  Former title: 1982 Census of Agriculture          Date covered: 1969-present

Update Frequency: Farm income updated annually .  Update expected late 1993 to reflect 1992 agricutural census.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM Drive–  Any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions.  Computer– IBM all types and compatibles. Search Software–  SEARCHER software ; Operating System–  MS-DOS 2.1 or higher.

Price: $745; discounts to non-profit institutions & volume discounts

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 5

Database Name:Agriculture and Human Resource Series: Agriculture

Database Producer:University of Minnesota, Extension Service

Database Vendor:University of Minnesota, Telecommunications Development  Center; ALDE    Publishing

Database Description: Taken from hundreds of popular agrccultural publications.  The disk has 16 subcategories in its main menu and covers such areas as agronomy, agricultural engineering, horticulture, plant pathology, agricultural finance, and many more.  It also includes forestry and social science bibliography which holds 13,500 complete reference entries in this related field.

Update Frequency: varies

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer– IBM PC,XT,AT, PS/2.  Hard drive with at least 700K of space available.  Search software– Innerview.

Price: $130

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 6

Database Name:  Agriculture and Life Sciences: An IDD National Collection.

Database Producer:  U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Database Vendor:   Interactive Design & Developement.

Database Description:  Over 80 major collections and handbooks representing 50,000 pages of information are included on the disc.  Information includes: 3000 graphics, 35 software programs, and 15 minutes of audio.  Examples of major collections include: Alternative Agricultural Opportunities, Pork Industry Handbook, National Corn Handbook, Nebraska Nebguide Collection, Minnesota Pollution Control Guide, Extension Goat Handbook, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, and Texas Aquaculture Collection.

Update Frequency: annually.

Evaluation By The Author And Others: Not seen by the author.  From the description this looks like it would be useful for libraries without access to such things as the USDA Yearbook of Agriculture.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM Drive– Any drive requiring Microsoft Extensions 2.0. Search Software–  re:Search software. Computer– IBM XT or higher computer; Memory– 640K .  Operating System– MS-DOS 3.0 or higher.

Price:  $199; $99/non-profit organizations.

Access And Licensing Restrictions:  Network license available.

Print Equivalent: See description above.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 7

Database Name: AGRIS

Database Producer: AGRIS Coordinating Centre, Food and Agricultural Organization

Database Vendor:SilverPlatter Information Inc, United Nations. Food and Agriculture        Organization (FAO).

Database Description: See Online4

Update Frequency: quarterly

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  According to Pamela A. Mofjeld, ” AGRIS complements AGRICLOA’s coverage by providing access to information about agriculture on a worldwide basis.”  See also ONLINE4 .  Price of this database is steep compared to AGRICLOLA.  I would suggest purchasing this only if you need international coverage beyond what AGRICOLA can provide.  Reviewers cited by Pat Esor agrree with this.

Citations For Reviews:

Mofjeld, Pamela A. 1993. “Biology and Agriculture: A CD-ROM Sampler.” CD-ROM World. February/March 1993 : 32-38.

Ensor, Pat. 1991.”AGRIS”. CD-ROM Research Collections: An Evaluative Guide to Bibliographic and Full-text CD-ROM Databases. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991. 302 p.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:    CD-ROM Drive– Any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions. Computer– IBM PC, XT,AT,PS/2, MacIntosh . Operating System–  Ms-DOS 3.1 or higher ofor IBM or compatibles, Apple HFS for Macintosh.  Search Software– SPIRS or MacSPIRS software;  Memory–  2MB of memory

Price: $750: current disc; $1,350: current and archival;  $700  one-time purchase archival set; discount for developing countries: 50% single user .

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Network licenses available. Contact vendor.

Print Equivalent: See Online4

 

ENTRY NUMBER:   CD-ROM 8

Database Name: Agriculture Specialty Publications and 1987 Public Files

Database Producer: U. S. Bureau of the Census.

Database Vendor: U. S. Bureau of the Census.

Database Description: Contains the 1988 A.E.L.O. Survey, 1988 F &  R Irrigation Syrvey, 1988 Horticultural Census, Farms by Zip Code (1987 census), Government Payments (1987 census), and 1987 Public Use Files.

Update Frequency:  Contact vendor

Evaluation By The Author And Others: Considring the age of this material, the author cannot recommend this product except where there is an historical interest.    This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Computer  IBM pc

Price: Contact vendor.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 9

Database Name:Agrostat 1961-1986

Database Producer: Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations        (FAO)

Database Vendor: Space Time Research Ltd.

Database Description: Describes the annual agricultural production for each country. Language: English

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was  not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:   Any cd-rom drive.  IBM PC,XT,AT,PS/2. 640K memory.  Requires Supermap software.

Price:  Contact vendor.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Contact vendor.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 10

Database Name:Biological & Agricultural Index

Database Producer:H.W. Wilson Company

Database Vendor: H.W. Wilson Company

Database Description: See Online 5 

Update Frequency: quarterly . Date covered: July 1983-present .

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This is an excellent product for most casual users.    The serious researcher could start here but should then go to AGRICOLA and AGRIS.Also see comments for  online 5.

Equipment Or Software Requirements : Computer IBM PC,XT,AT, PS/2 with 640 k memeory and 20 Megayte hard drive. Search Software– Uses Wilsearch software.

Price:  $1,495 annual subscription; includes unlimited online access  to BAI file through Wilsonline (See online 5)

Access And Licensing Restrictions:   Network licenses available.

Print Equivalent: Biological & Agricultural Index

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 11

Database Name:CAB Abstracts

Database Producer: CAB International

Database Vendor: CAB International; SilverPlatter Information Inc.

Database Description: See Online 6.

Update Frequency: I & II: monographs; III annual        Date covered: vol. 1: 1984-1986; vol. 2: 1987-1989        Equivalent: CAB Abstracts; 52 CABI Abstracts journals.       Date issued: 1990

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   See author’s review in online 6.  According to Pat Ensor, this is the only major agricultural database with abstracts.  She also calls it “the premiere research database in the field of agriculture”.  Martin Courtois of Michigan State University says that  “CAB seems to have much more of a research focus than AGRICOLA”.

Citations For Reviews: Ensor, Pat. 1991.”CAB ABSTRACTS”. CD-ROM Research Collections: An Evaluative Guide to Bibliographic and Full-text CD-ROM Databases. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991. 302 p.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:IComputer– IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, Mcaintosh MacPlus, SE, II series, NEC. Requries a hard dsik.  Memory– 40 K memory for  IBM,2 MB for Macintosh. Operating System — MS-DOS 2.1 or higher, Apple HFS.  Search Software– MacSPIRS or SPIRS software. CD-ROM Drive — any drive that uses Microsoft Extensions 2.0 or higher.

Price:  $6000: full set, prepaid discount; vol. 1 (1984-1986):   $2500;  Vol. 2 (1987-1989): $5000; Vol. 3 (1990-1992): $2500 Contact  SilverPlatter for special prices for print product subscribers and multiple subscription discounts.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Current Disc is owned by the vendor and must be returned to get  update.

Print Equivalent: See Online 6.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 12

Database Name:Census Test Disc #1

Database Producer:U.S. Bureau of the Census

Database Vendor:U.S. Bureau of the Census

Database Description Contains agricultural data from the 1982 Census of   Agriculture, demographic data and population estimates from  the 1980  population estimates. Data provider:U.S. Bureau of the Census; U.S.  Department of Agriculture

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   Not seen by the author.  It would appear by the description that this product is really of little value because of the age of the information.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM DriveAny drvie that supports Microsft Extensions. Search Software that can read dBase III files.

Price:   $125

Print Equivalent:  Census

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 13

Database Name:Census Test Disc #2

Database Producer:Data provider:U.S. Bureau of the Census

Database Vendor: FAXON Europe

Database Description: Contains agricultural data from the 1982 Census of  Agriculture, including final county file data and data from  the 1982 Census of Retail Trade, ZIP Code File Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen  by the author.  It would appear by the description that this product is really of little value because of the age of the informatio (except for historical interest).

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  CD-ROM Drive– Any drvie that supports Microsft Extensions.  Requires software that can read dBase III files.

Price:   $125

Print Equivalent:  Census

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 14

Database Name:Compact International Agricultural Research Library (CIARL)  Basic Retrospective Set.

Database Producer: Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research

Database Vendor: Knowledge Access International

Database Description:CIARL  BRS is a set of 17 CD-ROM discs that provide a comprehensivelibrary of agricultural research. CIARL contains  500,000 pages of text and black-and-white and color images  plus  cataloging and indexing data produced by 20 CGIAR centers.   Covers 162-1986.    Languages: English, French, Spanish.

Update Frequency: No update.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   Not seen by the author.  This looks as though it could be quite valuable for the researcher where other online and CD-ROM resources are not available.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:Computer IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2; Requires hard disk; Memory–  550K RAM available, 640 K total RAM. Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher.

Price:  $1,950

Access And Licensing Restrictions:  None.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 15

Database Name:Complete Agriculture Series  (See also ONLINE 8; ONLINE 9)

Database Producer:National Agricultural Library, OCLC

Database Vendor: OCLC, Inc.

Database Description: Includes AGRICOLA database (1979-present), CRIS (covers research sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture), and the Agriculture Library, an OCLC database. Topics include farm  economics,  pests, aquaculture, and other agricultural subjects.

Update Frequency: quarterly

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   For the small to medium size library, this is a combination that would be hard to beat.  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Search Software — Search CD450;  Will work on any CD-ROM drvie that supports Microsoft Extensions version 2.0 or later; Computer– IBM PC,XT,AT,PS/2, OCLC M300 XT, M310, M386/16, or  M386SX.

Price:  $1,095; $995 for OCLC member libraries and associates.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Site licence: no additional charge

Special Capabilities:

Print Equivalent: See ONLINE 8.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 16

Database Name:CRIS/ICAR  (See also ONLINE 8  and  ONLINE 9)

Database Producer: SilverPlatter Information Inc. from data provided by USDA, ICAR

Database Vendor: SilverPlatter Information Inc. ;  EBSCO Subscription Services; FAXON; Readmore Publications, Inc. ; many others.

Database Description: Provides key information on ongoing and recently  completed  research projects in agriculture, forestry, natural resources,  and related fields. Covers USDA and state-sponsored  research  in biological, physical, social, behavioral, and related disciplines.

Update Frequency: annually

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This is of particular value to Canadian users because it incorporates Inventroy of  Canadian Agri-Food Research.  CRIS/ICAR is especially useful to researchers.

Equipment Or Software Requirements :  CD-ROM Drive–  any drivesupporting Microsoft Extensions 22.0 or later; Search Software — SPIRS or MacSPIRS; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, MacIntosh MacPlus, SE, or II series; Memory– 640K; 2MB (Macintosh); Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher, Apple HFS.

Price:  $475; $275 with current subscription to Agricola  from  SilverPlatter.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Site licence: no additional charge

Special Capabilities:

Print Equivalent: Current Research Information System; Inventory of Canadian  Agri-Food Research

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 17

Database Name: Demeter

Database Producer: Eurolink

Database Vendor: Eurolink;  Updata Publications, Inc.

Database Description: Directory of companies in the agricultural and food   industries, together with a press book of related newspaper  articles  and legislation regulating the industry.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Requires either a Philips or Toshiba CD-ROM drive; Computer — IBM, Macintosh;  Search Software — CD-Navigator

Price:  4000 French Franks

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 18

Database Name: Food, Agriculture, and Science.

Database Producer: Consultative  Group on International Research (CGIAR).

Database Vendor: Knowledge Access International; Bureau of Electronic Publishing

Database Description: This database covers agriculture and animal husbandry, games and hobbies.  First release in a series which will constitute an agricultural library on CD-ROM.  Has accompaying aids in English, French, and Spanish on floppy disks.

Evaluation By The Author And Others: This would be especially valuable to libraries with limited access to agricultural information and also those libraries with  small budgets.  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM Drive — any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2;  Memory–  640 K; Search Software — KAware 2; Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher; Peripherals —  Printer optional (HP-Laserjet recommended).

Price: $99 (U.S. , Canada, Western Europe), free to research and educational institutions in developing countries.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 20

Database Name:KIT Abstracts (See ONLINE 11)

Database Producer:Data provider:Koninklijk Instituut Voor De Tropen (KIT) (Royal Tropica

Database Vendor: Koninklijk Instituut Voor De Tropen (KIT) (Royal Tropical   Institute)          Swets & Zeitlinger, Swets Subscription Service

Update Frequency: annually

Database Description: Concentrates on tropical agriculture (crop production,  crop  protection, farming systems) and rural development.  Demo offered: in production  Date covered: 1975-present

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Price: 2500Dfl introductory fee; 1550Dfl annual update in second and  consecutive years. Includes subscription to journals ATA         (monthly) and rural (bi-monthly)

Print Equivalent: Abstracts on Tropical Agriculture,  Abstracts on Rural Development in the Tropics (TROPAG)

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 21

Database Name: National Dairy Database: An IDD Collection.

Database Producer:  U. S.  Department of Agriculture.

Database Vendor:  Interactive Design & Development.

Database Description: Covers subject material in agriculture and animal husbandry.  A mixed-mode CD-ROM with a comprehensive and up-to-date electronic collection of dairy managment materials, lists, and software tools.

Update Frequency:  annually.

Evaluation By The Author And Others: While not seen by the author,  this product  would appear to be useful to the individual farmer.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Copmuter —  IBM XT or higher;  CD-ROM Drives– Any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions 2.0; Memory– 640k; Search Software — re:Search; Operating System– MS-DOS 3.0 or higher.

Price:  $199; $99/non-profit organizations.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 22

Database Name: National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, & Wildlife Recreation

Database Producer: U.S. Department of the Interior. Fish and Wildlife Servi

Database Vendor: CD-ROM, Inc.; Updata  Publications Inc.

Database Description:Database Description: Contains the complete 1985 national survey of over 30,000 persons by the Fish and Wildlife Service, on the expenditure and usage patterns of fishermen, hunters, and persons who use  the outdoors non-consumptively.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This  was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Search Software — Survey85;  Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2; Memory– 640K; Operating System– MS-DOS 3.1 or higher.

Price:  $295; $195 for government agencies and non-profit institutions.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 23

Database Name:Pest-Bank

Database Producer: NPIRS (National Pesticide Information Retrieval System)

Database Vendor:  SilverPlatter Information Inc.;

Update Frequency: quarterly

Database Description:Database Description: Contains pesticide entries which may include EPA  registration  numbers, composition of the product, typical application sites  and vulnerable pests. Covers all pesticides registered in the U.S. plus maximum permissible residue levels.   No. of discs: 1

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  CD-ROM Drive– Any CD-ROM drive supporting Microsoft Extensions 22.0 or later; Search Software — SPIRS or MacSPIRS; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, MacIntosh MacPlus, SE, or II series; Memory– 640K; 2MB (Macintosh) Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher, Apple HFS.

Price:  $2280 annual subscription; $1425 for educational  institutions  and Pest-Bank information providers.

Access And Licensing Restrictions:   Site licence to be announced

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 24

Database Name:PolTox I,II,III: Pollution and Toxicology Database

Database Producer:Cambridge Scientific Abstracts; CAB International; IFIS; Excerpta Medica

Database Vendor: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts;     Nat. Distrib: CAB International; Updata; Bureau of Electronic Publishing;  Int. Distrib: CAB International; Doc-6; Compact Cambridge,

Update Frequency: quarterly

Database Description: Covers the entire spectrum of pollution and toxicology,  including environmental aspects, health aspects, and drug and  medical aspects in both research and applied technologies.  PolTox I: NLM,  CSA, IFIS; PolTox II: Excerpta Medica; PolTox  III: CAB. Covers agricultural dimensions of pollution and  toxicology, environmental  agrochemicals, ground water  contamination, heavy metals, reclamation  & revegetation of  polluted soils, environmental impact, waste management,  toxicology, health hazards of pesticides & drugs.  No. of discs: 1 Date covered: 1984-       Language(s): original, English abstracts

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Search software: Compact Cambridge;  Computer– IBM All; Operating System– MS-DOS 3.1 or higher; CD-ROM Drives– any drive that supports Micrsoft Extensions 2.0 or higher.

Price:  $1495: PolTox I (current year plus 9 years backfile);       $995:  PolTox II (current year plus 9 years backfile); $1295.00:   PolTox III (current year plus 7 years backfile)

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Contact vendor.

Print Equivalent: CABI Abstract Journals

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 25

Database Name:REGIS – Intelligent Documents on African Aquaculture

Database Producer: National Agricultural Library; U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Database Vendor: National Techical Information Service (NTIS).

Database Description:  Cooperative international project to help provide better   access to information on aquaculture in Africa. REGIS  (REGional Information System for Africa Aquaculture) merges  two popular  technologies, hypermedia and expert systems, into  a useful and easy-to-access information retrieval system. The  system contains the entire text of an “Aquaculture Regional  Sector Survey for the Africa Region”,  compiled by the  Aquaculture Development and Coordination  Program.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This  was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirement:   Search sofware–  KnowledgePro; Computer– IBM PC,XT,AT; Memory– 640K; Peripherals– EGA graphics card.

Price:  Contact NTIS.

Special Capabilities:   Hypertext and expert system.

 

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 26

Database Name:Sesame

Database Producer:CIRAD Montpellier Research Center.

Database Vendor: CIRAD Montpellier Research Center

Update Frequency: annually

Database Description:Database Description: Records the works of researchers of French speaking  countries  in the fields of tropical agriculture and rural  development. No. of discs: 1  Language(s): French      Date covered: 1830-present

Update frequency: annually.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements   Search software–  GTI (Graphics, Text, Images); CD-ROM Drives– any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions;  Computer– IBM PC, AT, PS/2; Memory– 640k; Operating System– MS-DOS 2.0 or higher; Format– High Sierra/ISO 9660.

Price: 4000 French Francs

Access And Licensing Restrictions:

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 27

Database Name:TreeCD

Database Producer: CAB International

Database Vendor: SilverPlatter Information Inc.

Update Frequency: annually

Database Description: Contains references with abstracts to forestry,  agroforestry,  and forest products information published from all over the  world.   Language(s): English    No. of discs: 1 Date issued: 1991       Date covered: 1939-

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:CD-ROM Drive– Any CD-ROM drive supporting Microsoft Extensions 22.0 or later; Search Software — SPIRS or MacSPIRS; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, MacIntosh MacPlus, SE, or II series; Memory– 640K; 2MB (Macintosh) Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher, Apple HFS.

Price: Contact SilverPlatter.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Contact SiverPlatter.

Print Equivalent: Forestry Abstracts;  Forestry Products Abstracts;  Agroforestry  Abstracts

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 28

Database Name:TROPAG & RURAL  (See also ONLINE 11)

Database Producer:Data provider:Koninklijk Instituut Voor De Tropen (KIT)

Database Vendor: SilverPlatter Information Inc.

Update Frequency: semiannually

Database Description: Covers literature related to practical aspects of  agriculture  in tropical and subtropical regions from 1975. Rural  dates  back to 1985 and covers literature related to the broad field of rural development ., concentrating on economic policy and planning,  etc.     Language(s): English    Former title: KIT Abstracts .  No. of discs: 1   Date issued: 1990  Date covered: 1975-present

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements : CD-ROM Drive– Any CD-ROM drive supporting Microsoft Extensions 22.0 or later; Search Software — SPIRS or MacSPIRS; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, MacIntosh MacPlus, SE, or II series; Memory– 640K; 2MB (Macintosh) Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher, Apple HFS.

Price: $750

Access And Licensing Restrictions: ite licence: to be announced

Print Equivalent:Abstracts on Tropical Agriculture (TROPAG); Abstracts on        Rural  Development in the Tropics (RURAL)

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 29

Database Name:VetCD

Database Producer:Data provider:CAB International

Database Vendor: SilverPlatter Information Inc.; Nat. Distrib: CAB International; Updata        Int. Distrib: CAB International

Update Frequency: annually.

Database Description: Bibliographic database with abstracts, references to documents  concerned with veterinary medicine, arthropod, protozoal    parasite infestation of wild and domestic animals and fungal diseases. Language(s): English  No. of discs: 1  Date issued: 1991  Date covered: 1973-

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  D-ROM Drive– Any CD-ROM drive supporting Microsoft Extensions 22.0 or later; Search Software — SPIRS or MacSPIRS; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, MacIntosh MacPlus, SE, or II series; Memory– 640K; 2MB (Macintosh) Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher, Apple HFS.

Price: Contact SilverPlatter

Print Equivalent: part of CAB abstracts; relevant CABI Abstract journals

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 30

Database Name:World List of Agricultural Serials

Database ProducerNational Agricultural Library

Database Vendor: Silver Platter

Database Description:Database Description: Contains a worldwide union list of agricultural serials.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Price:  Contact SilverPlatter.

Print Equivalent:International Union List of Agricultural Serials

 

 

 


 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 31

Database Name:Arbres Expert

Database Producer:Centre National d’Etudes et de la Resource en Technologi

Database Vendor: CEDROM

Database Description: Expert system for Western European tree recognition on  CD-ROM.  Targetted to agriculture and forestry professionals as well  as  botanic and forest sciences students.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   Not seen by author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Operating System– MS-DOS 3.0 or higher;  CD-ROM Drives– Hitachi, NEC, Philips, or SONY drives;  Computer– IBM PC,AT,PS/2; EGA or VGA card and monitor ; Search Software– VP Expert software.

Price: Contact vendor.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 32

Database Name:AVES – Une Encyclopedie Multimedia des Oiseaux d’Europe

Database Producer:  Sittelle

Database Vendor: Opus Species — CEDROM Technologies

Database Description:Database Description: Contains 100 of the most common birds of Europe with  pictures,  songs, distribution maps, biology, and ecology.        Former title: Birds of Europe Date issued: Jan., 1991

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements :  CD-ROM Drives–  any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions; Computer– IBM AT or higher; Macintosh; Memory– 640K (DOS), 1MB (Mac); Operating System– MS-DOS 3.3or higher, Apple HFS; Peripherals–  audio equipment.

Price: 2490 French Francs

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 33.

Database Name:BeastCD

Database Producer: CAB International.

Database Vendor: SilverPlatter Information Inc.

Database Description: Bibliographic database with abstracts, references to  documents  concerned with animal production, animal breeding,livestock  nutrition & feeds, biotechnology of economically valuable &   laboratory animals, and dairy technology.      Date issued: 1991        Language(s): English    Date covered: 1973-

Update Frequency: annually

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM Drive– Any CD-ROM drive supporting Microsoft Extensions 22.0 or later; Search Software — SPIRS or MacSPIRS; Computer — IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, MacIntosh MacPlus, SE, or II series; Memory– 640K; 2MB (Macintosh) Operating System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher, Apple HFS.

Price: Contact vendor.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Site licence: available on request

Print Equivalent: part of CAB abstracts; relevant CABI Abstract journals

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 34

Database Name:Birds of South Australia

Database Producer:Hart MacFarlane Associates

Database Vendor: Hart MacFarlane Associates

Database Description:The screen opens to a TV set which displays the birds in  color. Clicking on the screen plays the sound of the bird.  Another screen button opens text information about scientific  name, habitat, and breeding habits. The reader then skips to  pages of color miniature pictures which, when clicked, go to  the full size bird’s  image. Words shown in italics are spoken  when clicked.        Date issued: Feb. 1991

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Copmputer– Macintosh  Computer; Search software– Hypercard software; Memory– 4MB  ;  Operating  System– Apple HFS  .

Price:  Contact vendor.

 

ENTRY NUMBER: CD-ROM 35

Database Name: Biological Abstracts on Compact Disc

Database Producer:  BIOSIS

Database Vendor: Silver Platter Information Inc.

Database Description: See Online 15

Update Frequency:  quarterly.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  See Online 15 for author’s evaluation.  According to Pat Ensor, “This is the world’s most important database in the biological  sciences.

Citations For Reviews: Ensor, Pat. 1991.”BIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS”. CD-ROM Research Collections: An Evaluative Guide to Bibliographic and Full-text CD-ROM Databases. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991. 302 p.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2, Macintosh MacPlus, SE, or II series.  Memory–  640 K for IBM, 2MB for Macintosh.Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher; Apple HFS; system 6.02 or higher.  SearchSoftware–  MacSPIRS or SPIRS search software.

Price: $9,150 (North America), $9,995 (others) CD only; $4,535, $4,955 print and CD; $2,550, $2,800 BA and BAC in print and BA on CD.  25% discount for orders of two or more.

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Network licenses available.

Print Equivalent: See Online 15

 

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 36

Database Name:Compact Cambridge Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries

Database Producer:Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO); United Nations Office of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (ONOALOS); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commision(IOC).

Database Vendor: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

Database Description: Bibliographic citations to nearly 5,000 periodicals,  reports,  conference proceedings, and monographs dealing in the areas  of: biological and ecological aspects of marine, freshwater,  and  brackish environments; fisheries; aquaculture; and other  marine biology topics.  Acronym: ASFA   Series  Compact Cambridge Aquatic Library   Language(s): original language, English abstracts

Update Frequency: quarterly .

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:   CD-ROM Drive– any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions; Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2; Memory– 640K; Operating System– MS-D)S 3.2 or higher.

Price:  $2495 current year plus 1988-1990 backfiles; $4995 annual   subscription with backfiles to 1982; $1395 subscription renewal

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 37

Database Name: Dictionary of the Living World

Database Producer: Media Design Interactive

Database Vendor: Media Design Interactive; Educorp.

Database Description: Subject areas include biology, education and training, zoology. Covers over 5,000 plant and animal species. Features 3000 text entries, 450 color images, 500 black and white images, 60  animated movies, 40 full-motion clips and various recorded  sounds depicting life on earth. Includes teacher notes and  over 3000 test  entries. Acronym: DOLW Date issued: Jan., 1991   Language: English

Update Frequency: irregularly

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer — Macintosh, Multi Media PC (MPC), Acorn Archimedes;  Memory — 4MB; Operating System — Apple HFS, Microsoft Windows 3.0  or higher, RISCOS.

Price:Enlglish  Pounds 175; $299

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 38

Database Name: Ecodisc CD-ROM

Database Producer: BBC Enterprises

Database Vendor: ESM, Living & Learning, Inc.

Database Description: Nine-language simulation of the management of a wildlife reserve. Users can explore on foot, by air, or by season  every  quadrant of the reserve. They are able to spot animals, fish, and  birds; consult experts; and then take the role of  reserve manager. Language(s): Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian,  Spanish, and Swedish        Date issued: May, 1990.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM Drives–   Apple CD SC;  Computer — Macintosh; Memory– 2 MB blackand white,  4 MB color; Operating System– Apple HFS.

Price: $250 .

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 39

Database Name:Environmental Periodicals Bibliography on CD-ROM

Database Producer:Data provider:Environmental Studies Institute of the International Aca

Database Vendor: National Information Services Corporation (NISC)

Database Description: Includes a wide breadth of topics indexed by  Environmental  Periodicals Bibliography. Offers researchers a single point  of access to more than 442,000 important environmental  citations since 1973. Searchable by precise topic of  interest, journal title, corporate or individual author,  geographic headers,  or  by year. Each full record contains  key terms, the full article . title, and a complete  bibliographic citation to the original source.  Acronym: EPB       Language(s): English   Date covered: 1973-present

Update Frequency: semiannually.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  CD-ROM Drives — any drive supporting Micrsoft Extensions 2.0 or higher ; Search Software — ROMWright;  Computer — All IBMs and clones;  Memory — 512K; Operating  System — MS-DOS 3.1 or higher.

Price: Contact the vendor.

 

Entry  Number:  CD-ROM  40

Dabase Name: FSTA (Food Science and Technology Abstracts)

Database Producer: International Food Information Service (IFIS)

Database Vendor: SilverPlatter Information Inc.

Database Description:Database Description: Contains references on all fields of food science and  technology. Covers 1800 journals, reviews, books, standards,  patents,   and conference proceedings published in more than 44  languages.  Acronym: FSTA

Update Frequency: annually  Date covered: 1969-

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:    Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2, Macintosh MacPlus, SE, or II series.  Memory–  640 K for IBM, 2MB for Macintosh.Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher; Apple HFS; system 6.02 or higher.  SearchSoftware–  MacSPIRS or SPIRS search software.

Price:  $4750

Access And Licensing Restrictions: Site licence: to be announced

Print Equivalent:  Food Science and Technology Abstracts

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 41

Database Name:Gardenfax — Fruit, Vegetables, & Herbs

Database Producer:Intersearch Systems Ltd.

Database Vendor: CDTV Publishing

Database Description: Contains information on over 170 plants with such  criteria as  planting time, harvesting time, and soil and light types.   Includes fruit and vegetable types such as root, leaf, and  exotics.   Acronym: CDT-1004        Date issued: Spring, 1991

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer — Commodore.

Price: English Punds 34.99

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 42

Database Name:Gardenfax — Garden Plants

Database Producer:Intersearch Systems Ltd.

Database Vendor: CDTV Publishing

Database Description: Contains information on over bedding and bordering plants  presented in full color. Searchable by flower color, plant  type (such  as bedding, border, bulb, tuber, rockery), light  aspect, height, planting time, flowering time, and soil type.  Acronym: CDT-1002

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements : Computer– Commodore

Price: English Punds 34.99

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 43

Database Name:Gardenfax — Indoor Plants

Database Producer:Intersearch Systems Ltd.

Database Vendor: CDTV Publishing

Database Description: Presents over 200 plants in full color pictures and text, searchable by common and botanical name or by selecting a  combination  of criteria. Using the hand held remote control,  users can make choices from the symbols on the screen to find  plants to suit the   home. Gives hints on watering, positioning  and feeding, plus audiovisuals on taking stem cuttings and  repotting.        Acronym: CDT-1001        Date issued: Spring, 1991

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer– Commodore

Price: English Pounds 34.99

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 44

Database Name:Gardenfax — Trees, Shrubs, Roses, & Conifers

Database Producer:Intersearch Systems Ltd.

Database Vendor: CDTV Publishing

Database Description: Contains information on over 300 plants searchable by       name or  by criteria such as flower color, leaf color, plant type,  light aspect, height, spread, planting time, flowering time,  soil  type, and speed of growth.  Acronym: CDT-1003 Date issued: Spring, 1991

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirement: Computer– Commodore.

Price: English Pounds 34.99

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 45

Database Name:Maize Germplasm Bank Enquiry System

Database Producer::International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT

Database Vendor: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)                     Database Description: Contains passport data on 11,000 varieties of maize. Date issued: Sept., 1988     Language(s): English

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements   Search Software: dBase III

Price: Disc price: free

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 46

Database Name:Malherb

Database Producer: Centre National d’Etudes et de la Resource en Technologie  Avancee (CNERTA)

Database Vendor: Centre National d’Etudes et de la Resource en Technologie  Avancee (CNERTA)

Database Description: Identifies 500 weeds through a graphic interface directed   by  the keyboard or through a mouse. Also contains a graphic encyclopedia.  Date issued: Jan. 1989 Language: French.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer– IBM PC (386);  Memory– 640K;  Peripherals– EGA,VGA graphics card; Operating System– MS-DOS.

Price:  3500 French Francs

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 47

Database Name:Mammals: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

Database Producer:Data provider:National Geographic Society, Ed. Media Division

Database Vendor: National Geographic Society, Ed. Media Division ; Updata;  Bureau of Electronic Publishing .

Database Description: Features up-to-date research on mammals, covering more       than  200 different animals. Includes 700 full screen color photographs, maps, 155 animal vocalizations, and 45  full-motion movie clips from National Geographic TV specials.        ISN: 0792218825        No. of discs: 1

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: CD-ROM Drive– any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions version 2.1 or higher; Format– High Sierra/ISO 9660; Search Software– Linkway; computer– IBM PS/2 or higher.; Memory– 640K; Operating System– MS-DOS 3.3 or higher; Peripherals– mouse, amplified speakers.

Price:  $149.95; Educational institution discount: $99

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 48

Database Name:Multimedia  Audubon’s Birds of America

Database Producer: :CMC ReSearch, Inc.

Database Vendor: CMC ReSearch, Inc.

Database Description:Database Description: Contains the full text and images from Audubon’s 1840  first  edition octavo set. Also contains bird calls from Cornell  Laboratory of Ornithology. Covers the bird’s habitat and  range plusother interesting details of the bird’s life.Language(s): English

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author but I find it hard to believe that anything could be the equivalent of the original. I own a reprint and it is a beautiful work.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:     Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2, Macintosh MacPlus, SE, or II series.  Memory–  640 K for IBM, 2MB for Macintosh.Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher; Apple HFS; system 6.02 or higher; Search   Software– CMC ReSearch, Inc.

Price:  $99.00

Print Equivalent: Audubon’s Birds of America

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 49

Database Name:Multimedia  Audubon’s Mammals of America

Database Producer: :CMC ReSearch, Inc.

Database Vendor: CMC ReSearch, Inc.

Database Description:Database Description: Contains the full text and images from Audubon’s 1840  first  edition.

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:     Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2, Macintosh MacPlus, SE, or II series.  Memory–  640 K for IBM, 2MB for Macintosh.Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher; Apple HFS; system 6.02 or higher;  Search   Software– CMC ReSearch, Inc.

Price:  $99.00

Print Equivalent: Audubon’s Quadrupeds of  North America

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 50

Database Name:National CD-ROM Sampler

Database Producer:Data provider:Interactive Design & Development

Database Vendor: Interactive Design & Development

Update Frequency: irregularly Database Description:Database Description: Multimedia reference library containing over 75 major  collections and handbooks of useful agricultural text and  image  information from every region of the country on subjects  such as  livestock, crops, and wildlife. Also contains  computer programs.   Date covered: 1990-    Date issued: Dec. 1990

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2,  Memory–  640 K .Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher;  CD-ROM Drives — any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions.

Price: $199; $99 for non-profit groups

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 51.

Database Name:NATO-PCO Database

Database Producer: Kluwer Datalex

Database Vendor: Springer-Verlag

Update Frequency: annually.

Database Description:Database Description: Covers some 20 years of non-military scientific/technical  meetings and publications sponsored by the NATO Science  Committee.        Coverage includes records in the fields of life  sciences, ecology,   medicine, mathematical and physical  sicences, engineering, systems,  and computer sciences.  Language(s): English, French, German ,  ISN: 3540141030

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:   Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2,  Memory–  640 K .Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher;  CD-ROM Drives — any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions.

Price: Disc price: English Pounds 455; 1140 DM

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 52

Database Name:Natural Resources Metabase

Database Producer:U.S. Department of the Interior. Fish and Wildlife Servi ce

Database Vendor: National Information Services Corporation (NISC),  EBSCO, FAXON Europe.

Update Frequency: semiannually

Database Description: Covers topics of United States habitat, wildlife, and  land  management, national forests and parks, urban recreation,  federal aid, aquaculture, wetlands, endangered species,  Pacific  islands, ecosystems, lead poisoning, aquatic plants. Acronym: NRDB

Date covered: 1970-present

 

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements: Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2,  Memory–  640 K .Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher;  CD-ROM Drives — any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions.

Price:  $595 annual subscription; call for discount information

 

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 53

Database Name:Pixel Garden

Database Producer:Conceptual Arts

Database Vendor: Quanta Press;    National Distributors: Bibliographic Centre for Research; Bureau of ElectronicPublishing; CD-ROM, Inc.; Compact Disk Products; Computer  Discount        Plus; Computers Etc Superstore; Computerware;  DAK; EBSCO subscription Services; FAXON; Gazelle  Technology; INCOLSA; Info-Mart Sales;        Infoport;  Interaction; Interstate Business Systems; Laser  Resources,       Inc.; Michigan Library Consortium; Mountain  Data Systems; Magic Mill        Data Systems; MECC; Northgate  Computer Outlet; Radio Shack; Techware;       TEK Media Supply  Co.; Tiger Software; Updata; ZTEC;  International  Distributors: Academic Bookstore; Borsu International; C.D.ROM &  Associates;  CD Pubco; Compact Data; Data Sharing; Fritzes; Gelderse  Boekhandel; Hogskolan I Karlstad; In-Cat System s.r.l.; INCOM;  INFEX   GmbH; Innotech; Light Years Ahead; Microinfo, Ltd.        Database Description:Database Description: Database of 522 common ornamental plants. Includes pop-up   windows and full color images in super VGA resolution. Plant  data and       images can be retrieved by common or botanical name,  flower color, USDA hardiness zone, plant height, lighting  conditions, flower period  or lifetime, environmental  tolerances, plant type, and special  functions.   Language(s): English   Date issued: Nov., 1991  .

Evaluation By The Author And Others:  This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements

Price: $129

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 54

Database Name:Plant Doctor, The

Database Producer:Data provider:University of Wisconsin–Extension Service

Database Vendor:

Database Vendor: Quanta Press ; Bibliographic Centre for Research; Bureau of Electronic        Publishing; CD-ROM, Inc.; Compact Disk Products; Computer  Discount  Plus; Computers Etc Superstore; Computerware;  DAK; EBSCO subscription Services; FAXON; Gazelle  Technology; INCOLSA; Info-Mart Sales;  Infoport;  Interaction; Interstate Business Systems; Laser  Resources, Inc.; Michigan Library Consortium; Mountain  Data Systems; Magic Mill    Data Systems; MECC; Northgate  Computer Outlet; Radio Shack; Techware;  TEK Media Supply  Co.; Tiger Software; Updata; ZTEC; Academic Bookstore; Borsu International; C.D.ROM &        Associates;  CD Pubco; Compact Data; Data Sharing; Fritzes; Gelderse Boekhandel; Hogskolan I Karlstad; In-Cat System s.r.l.; INCOM;  INFEX GmbH; Innotech; Light Years Ahead; Microinfo, Ltd.

Database Description: Multimedia disc that allows the user to evaluate,  diagnose,  and treat unhealthy plants that flourish in the ‘urban’  environment. Covers pesticides, soil, insects, diseases,  weeds,  vertebrate pests, evergreens, flowers, home fruit crops,  shade trees,  etc.  Former title: Urban Phytonarian Handbook        Language(s): English              Date issued: 1989

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:  Computer– IBM PC, XT, AT,  PS/2,  Memory–  640 K .Operating System–  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher;  CD-ROM Drives — any drive that supports Microsoft Extensions.

Price: $129.00

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 55

Database Name:Water Resources Abstracts Volume I

Database Producer:U.S. Geological Survey–Water Resources Division

Database Vendor: National Information Services Corporation (NISC)   ;  Nat. Distrib: National Information Services Corporation (NISC); Faxon;  Information Access Services; EarthInfo, Inc.; Updata; Bureau  of   Electronic Publishing;  Int. Distrib: Microinfo, Ltd.; Microinfo, Ltd.               Update Frequency: semiannually.

Database Description: Abstracts of articles from more than 400 journals and       thousands of monographs, reports, case studies, etc. Provides   worldwide coverage of the water-related aspects of the life,physical, and social sciences and related engineering,  aquaculture,        pollution, legal, conservation, control, use, and  management of water  resources.   Language(s): English   Acronym: WRA, SWRA  No. of discs: 1  Date covered: 1967-present

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements:   Search software–  CD Answer; Computer– IBM all; Memory– 512KB; CD-ROM Drives– any drives that support Microsoft Extensions. version 2.0 or higher.  Format– High Sierra/ ISO 9660

Price:  $625 annual subscription; call for discount information .

Access And Licensing Restrictions: call for information.

Print Equivalent:  Selected Water  Resources  Abstracts.

 

Entry Number: CD-ROM 56

Database Name:Women, Water, and Sanitation – Impacts on Health, Agriculture, and Environment

Database Producer:Data provider:CD Resources, Inc./Libraries-to-Go

Database Vendor: CD Resources, Inc./Libraries-to-Go; National Information  Services Corporation (NISC) ; Nat. Distrib: Updata; CGNET; National Information Services Corporation   (NISC)

Update Frequency: annually

Database Description: Core reference collection of US and internationally selected  books, training manuals, case studies, reports, and    publications for the trainer, trainee, water manager,  consultant,  researcher, and public health official.   Language(s): English   Libraries-to-Go Women Series   Date issued: Sept. 1990  Date covered: 1979-1990

Evaluation By The Author And Others:   This was not seen by the author.

Equipment Or Software Requirements : Search software– Hypoint ; CD-ROM Drives– any drive supporting Microsoft Extensions; Format– HighSierra/ISO 9660; Copmuter– IBM all; Memory– 640K; Operating System– MS-DOS 3.1 or higher.

Price:$450

 

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