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IndexCat Update: Questions & Answers Crystal N. Smith & Stephen J. Greenberg History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine.

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1 IndexCat Update: Questions & Answers Crystal N. Smith & Stephen J. Greenberg History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine

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3 New Home Page : New Logo About Index-Catalogue About IndexCat About the Project Link to Credits New Tab for Comments

4 New Features: Saved Records Download Print Multiple Records

5 Future Features: Saved Searches per Session Online Help with Linked Examples

6 More Future Features: Journal Title Abbreviations List (JTA) Collated Linked Document (Interim Solution) Needs Programming Support

7 More Future Features (with ENCompass 3.6): Unicode Character Set Display Total Number of Hits for Search (1000 Limit Continues) Sort Searches (Authors, Titles) Faster Search Engine (FAST)

8 More Future Features (with ENCompass 3.6): Direct Link to LocatorPlus/NLM holdings (for journal and monograph titles) For NLM, Easier to Link to Objects Transmittal Letters for all 61 volumes

9 What We’ve Learned: Index-Catalogue vs. Index Medicus 1.Overlap and Coverage 2.Subject Headings 3.Dates of Publication/Dates of Appearance

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11 A Whole New Ballgame: The Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus (1927) 1930: 44% 1940: 8% 1950: 4%

12 Let us know what YOU think: Stop by the NLM booth! Write us! Call us! Stayed tuned, and thanks for listening!


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