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- Received March 24, 1986
- Revision received June 2, 1986
- Accepted June 20, 1986
- Published online November 1, 1986.
- ↵**Address for reprints: Stephen Scheidt, MD, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10021.
Search of the medical literature has, until recently, most often been conducted by medical librarians. The recent development of “user friendly” systems and competition among an increasing number of commerical and noncommercial vendors now provide the opportunity to personally conduct literature searches using a home or office computer without enormous investment in time, training or equipment.
Hardware requirements and general principles of computerized literature searching are described, and the various services available for individual subscription are summarized, including National Library of Medicine (NLM) MEDLINE; Bibliographic Retrieval Services (BRS) and BRS/Saunders Colleague; PaperChase; Dialog/Knowledge Index; American Medical Association (AMA) Minet; and MEDIS.
- Received March 24, 1986.
- Revision received June 2, 1986.
- Accepted June 20, 1986.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation