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General Science Abstracts

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Last Update To Bluesheet: December 30, 2011

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File Description Dialog File Data Special Features Sample Record Sort
Subject Coverage Database Content DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Tips Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Predefined Format Options
Print Counterparts Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Rates


File Description [top]

General Science Abstracts cites articles of at least one column in length from more than 150 English-language periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain. Abstracts of 50 to 150 words, describing the content and scope of the item are available for articles since March 1993. Periodical coverage includes popular science magazines as well as professional journals, and The New York Times Science Times section (published weekly on Tuesday). The database is useful for both the nonspecialist and the expert. Types of materials covered include feature articles, biographical sketches, reports of symposia and conferences, review articles, selected letters to the editor, obituaries, and book reviews.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 98

to locate citations on a wide variety of topics.

USE /DE

to search for a subject:

     SELECT SMART MATERIALS/DE

USE /CO,CO=

to search for a COMPANY NAME:

     SELECT CO=ABBOTT LABORATORIES

USE DT=

to retrieve different document types including: Feature Article, Reviews, Biography, etc.

     EXPAND DT=

USE LIMITS

to focus results:

     /NEW Records New to the database


Subject Coverage [top]

General Science Abstracts covers all areas of science including:

  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Conservation
  • Earth Science
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Genetics
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Zoology


Print Counterparts [top]

  • General Science Index (GSI)
  • General Science Abstracts (GSA)


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: Indexing coverage from May 1984; Abstracting coverage from March 1993
File Size: 1,426,815 records
Update Frequency: Closed (approximately 6,000 records added each month)


Database Content [top]

  • Bibliographic Records
  • Complete Text Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Bibliographies
  • Books and Monographs
  • Journal Articles
  • Book Reviews


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • Remove Duplicates (RD, ID) Available
  • CURRENT Feature Available
  • Classroom Instruction Program


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
AGRI Agriculture
ASTRON Astronomy
BIOCHEM Biochemistry
BIOSCI Biosciences
BIOTECH Biotechnology
CHEMLIT Chemical Literature
ECOLOGY Ecology and Conservation
ENVIRON Environment
FOODSCI Food Sciences
HEALTH Health
MATH Mathematics
MEDICINE Medicine
NURSING Nursing and Health Administration
NUTRIT Nutrition
PHYSICS Physics
POLLUT Pollution
PSYCH Psychology
WASTE Waste Management


Contact [top]

General Science Abstracts is provided by The H. W. Wilson Company. Questions concerning file content should be directed to:

The H.W. Wilson Company
950 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452

Telephone: 718-588-8400
800 Line: 800-590-6770
Fax: 800-590-1617
E-Mail: techmail@hwwilson.com


Terms and Conditions [top]

General Science Abstracts is copyrighted by The H.W. Wilson Company. For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive policy, enter Help ERA online. The H.W.Wilson Company, Inc. make no warranties, express or implied, including as to fitness for any particular purpose, and will not be liable for claims, demands, or damages arising out of its Databases or their use.


Dialog Standard Terms & Conditions apply.


SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File  98:General Sci Abs 
    (c) 2005 The HW Wilson Co. All rts. reserv. 
     
  AA=  05480516    H.W. WILSON RECORD NUMBER: BGSA04230516 
  /TI  NIH Weighs Demand to Force Sharing of AIDS Drug Patents. 
  AU=  Malakoff, David 
  JN=,SO=,PD=,PY=  Science (Science) v. 304 (June 4 2004) p. 1427, 1429 
  SN=  ISSN: 0036-8075 
  LA=   LANGUAGE:  English 
  CN=  COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION: United States 
  RT=,ST=  RECORD TYPE: Abstract   RECORD STATUS: New record 
     
  /AB  ABSTRACT:  The NIH is considering a petition to curb the spiraling domestic 
    costs of an important AIDS drug. The 1980 Bayh-Dole Act specifies that 
    government-funded inventions should be available to the public on 
    reasonable terms and gives federal funding agencies the right to force a 
    patent holder to license its inventions to other companies. In January, 
    Essential Inventions, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, asked the 
    NIH to exercise this right in relation to 4 patents held by Abbott 
    Laboratories of Chicago, Illinois. Essential Inventions claimed that Abbott 
    was profiteering on a widely used AIDS drug called Norvir, prices for which 
    increased by up to 400 percent last year. Opponents claim that granting the 
    petition would damage efforts to commercialize academic discoveries. 
  /DE  DESCRIPTORS: 
      Drugs--Patents; Patent laws and regulations--United States 
  /CO,CO=  COMPANY NAME:  Abbott Laboratories ; National Institutes of Health (U.S.); 
      Essential Inventions Inc 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S FEDERAL FUND?
/AB AB Abstract1 Word S AIDS(W)DRUG?/AB
/CO CO Company Name2,3 Word S ABBOTT(2W)LABORATOR?/CO
/DE DE Descriptor4 Word
& Phrase
S DRUGS(L)PATENT?/DE
S PATENT LAW 'AND' REGULATION?/DE
/GN GN Geographic Name2,3 Word S UNITED(W)STATES/GN
/NM NM Named Person2,3 Word S CHENEY(1W)RICHARD/NM
/TI TI Title Word S DRUG(W)PATENTS/TI

1 Abstracts available since March 1993.

2 Searchable in the Basic Index and in the Additional Indexes.

3 Also indexed as Descriptors /DE, /DF.

4 Also /DF.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
AA= AA H. W. Wilson Record Number Phrase S AA=BGSA04230516
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
AU= AU Author5 Phrase S AU=MALAKOFF, DAVID?
None AZ DIALOG Accession Number
BN= BN International Standard Book Number (ISBN)6 Phrase S BN=0122821106
CO= CO Company Name2,3 Phrase S CO=ABBOTT LABORATOR?
CP= CP Country of Publication Phrase S CP=UNITED STATES
DT= DT Document Type Phrase S DT=FEATURE ARTICLE
GN= GN Geographic Name2,3 Phrase S GN=UNITED STATES
JN= JN Journal Name Phrase S JN=SCIENCE
S JN=TECHNOL REV
LA= LA Language Phrase S LA=ENGLISH
NM= NM Named Person2,3 Phrase S NM=CHENEY, RICHARD?
PD= PD Publication Date Phrase S PD=20050604
PY= PY Publication Year Phrase S PY=2004
RT= RT Record Type Phrase S RT=ABSTRACT
None SF Special Features
SN= SN International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) Phrase S SN=0036-8075
S SN=00368075
SO= SO Source Information7 Word S SO=(TECHNOL?(W)REV? AND P(W)34)
ST= ST Record Status Word
& Phrase
S ST=(REVISED(W)RECORD)
S ST=NEW RECORD
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999

5 First three Authors are included.

6 Included in Book Review records only.

7 Search and Display include Journal Name, Volume, Issue, Pagination, and Publication Date.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/ENG English-Language Records S S3/ENG
/NEW Records New to the Database S S8/NEW
/NONENG Non-English-Language Records S S4/NONENG
/YYYY Publication Year S S2/2005:2006


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AU, JN, PD, PY, SN, TI SORT S5/ALL/PY/D
SORT S1/ALL/AU


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. Other RANK codes include: DE RANK DE
RANK AU S4


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

Display codes listed in the Search Options tables can be used to customize output. TYPE S3/TI,AU,SO/1-5
PRINT S1/AU,TI,AB/ALL


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Bibliographic Citation and Indexing
3 Medium Bibliographic Citation
4 -- Full Record with Tagged Fields1
5 Long Full Record1
6 Short Title, Publication Date, and Word Count
7 -- Bibliographic Citation1
8 Free Title, Publication Date, Word Count, and Indexing
9 Full Full Record1
K -- KWIC (Key Word In Context) displays a window of text; may be used alone or with other formats


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
If the accession number of a specific record is known, it can be used to display the record directly. TYPE 00535001/9
DISPLAY 00002789/4
PRINT 00354621/5


Rates [top]

Rates For File: General Science Abstracts[98]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $5.41
Cost per minute:                   $1.73
Report Elements                    $0.00
Rank Elements                      $0.00

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $2.00    $2.00
     3    $2.00    $2.00
     4    $2.50    $2.50
     5    $2.50    $2.50
     6    $0.00    $0.00
     7    $4.00    $4.00
     8    $0.00    $0.00
     9    $4.00    $4.00
KWIC95    $0.35       NA
KWIC96    $0.35       NA

REDIST/COPY Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
        1-2       1.00
       3-25       1.50
     26-100       3.00
    101-200       4.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00

ARCHIVE Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
       1-25       1.50
     26-200       3.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00
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