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Encyclopedia of Associations

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Last Update To Bluesheet: September 13, 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]

The Encyclopedia of Associations is a comprehensive source of detailed information on over 151,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide. It corresponds to the printed Encyclopedia of Associations family of publications as follows: National Organizations of the U.S., which covers American associations of national scope; International Organizations, which covers multi-national, bi-national, and non-U.S. national associations; and Regional, State and Local Organizations of the U.S., which covers U.S. associations with interstate, state, intrastate, city, or local scope or membership. The Encyclopedia of Associations database provides addresses and descriptions of professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, cultural and religious organizations, fan clubs, and other groups of all types.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 114

to locate associations in nearly all fields of human activity.

USE EXPAND ON=

for organization name or for an abbreviation.

     EXPAND ON=AMERICAN MARKETING
     EXPAND ON=AMA

USE /SH

to focus on a specific section heading code.

     S COMMERCIAL(W)ORGANIZATION/SH

USE RANK SO

to see which organizations are NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL, or REGIONAL.



Subject Coverage [top]

Each entry in the Encyclopedia of Associations is assigned one of the following section heading codes (use the number in parentheses when searching SH=):

  • Trade, Business and Commercial (01)
  • Environmental and Agricultural (02)
  • Legal, Governmental, Public Administration, and Military (03)
  • Engineering, Technological, and Natural and Social Sciences (04)
  • Educational (05)
  • Cultural(06)
  • Social Welfare (07)
  • Health and Medical (08)
  • Public Affairs (09)
  • Fraternal, Nationality, and Ethnic (10)
  • Religious (11)
  • Veterans', Hereditary and Patriotic (12)
  • Hobby and Avocational (13)
  • Athletic and Sports (14)
  • Labor Unions, Associations, and Federations (15)
  • Chambers of Commerce and Trade and Tourism (16)*
  • Greek and Non-Greek Letter Societies, Associations, and Federations (17)*
  • Fan Clubs (18)*

In addition to the above section headings, each Regional, State, and Local Organizations entry is assigned one of the following US regional destinations:

  • Great Lakes States (1)
  • Northeastern States (2)
  • Middle Atlantic States (3)
  • South Central and Great Plains States (4)
  • Western States (5)

*National Organizations of the U.S. only



Print Counterparts [top]

  • Encyclopedia of Associations


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: File corresponds to the current print editions
File Size: 151,757 records as of Aug 2011
Update Frequency: Semi-Annual reload


Database Content [top]

  • Directories


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • NA


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
ASSNS Associations


Contact [top]

Encyclopedia of Associations is provided by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Questions regarding Electronic Search Assistance should be directed to

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.
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Terms and Conditions [top]

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SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File 114:Encyclopedia of Associations 
    (c) 2009 Gale/Cengage. All rts. reserv. 
     
  SO=  09997355 (National Organizations of the U.S.) 
  /ON,ON=    Promotion Marketing Association  (PMA) 
      FORMERLY: Premium Advertising Association of America; Promotion 
        Marketing Association of America 
  CY=,ST=,ZP=    257 Park Ave. S, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10010-7304 USA 
     
  TE=    PHONE: (212) 420-1100 
      FAX: (212) 533-7622 
      E-MAIL:  pma@pmalink.org 
  OF=    Mark Mears, Chm. 
     
  /AB,FY=,NM=      FOUNDED:  1911.  MEMBERS:  700. MEMBERSHIP DUES: academic, $500 annual; 
    corporate  international, $1,500 annual; not-for-profit organization, small 
    company,  $1,125 annual; student, $50 annual; associate, sole practitioner, 
  NS=, BG=  $500   annual;   primary  corporate,  $2,625  annual.  STAFF:  12.  BUDGET: 
    $1,900,000. 
  /AB  DESCRIPTION:   Fortune   500  marketer  companies,  promotion 
    agencies,  and  companies  using  promotion  programs; supplier members are 
    manufacturers   of   package   goods,   cosmetics,   and   pharmaceuticals, 
    consultants,  and  advertising  agencies.  Conducts  surveys and studies of 
    industry  issues.  COMMITTEES:  Audit;  Cause  Related Marketing; Diversity 
    Marketing; Education; Government and Legal Affairs; Promotion Law/Marketing 
    Conference;  Sweepstakes.  FORMERLY: (1977) Premium Advertising Association 
    of America; (1998) Promotion Marketing Association of America. 
  /AW      AWARDS:  Promotion  Marketer  of  the  Year.  FREQUENCY:  annual. TYPE: 
    recognition.  RECIPIENT:  for  organizations.  *  Reggie Awards. FREQUENCY: 
    annual. TYPE: recognition. RECIPIENT: for 10 best promotions of the year. 
  /PB,PI=,JN=      PUBLICATIONS:   Outlook,   5/year.   Newsletter.   PRICE:  included  in 
    membership  dues.  CIRCULATION:  750.  ADVERTISING:  accepted. * Membership 
    Directory, annual. 
  /CM      CONVENTIONS/MEETINGS:  Basics of Promotion Marketing seminar, three-day 
    intensive course for   entry-level/junior-level   personnel   requiring 
    fundamentals  of  promotion  marketing annual Promotion Law Conference - 
    always November annual Promotion Update Conference - always March. 
     
  SC=,SD=,SH=,    SECTION HEADING CODES: Trade, Business, and Commercial Organizations (01) 
      SIC CODES/DESCRIPTIONS: 8611 (Business Associations) 
      INDUSTRY SIC CODES/DESCRIPTIONS: 8732 (Commercial Nonphysical Research); 
        8742 (Management Consulting Services) 
  /DE,/DF    DESCRIPTORS: Marketing; Advertising; Sales 
     


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S HYDROGEOLOGY
/AB AB Abstract1 Word S PLACEMENT(W)SERVICE?/AB
/AW AW Awards Information Word S FELLOWSHIP/AW
/CM CM Convention/Meeting Information Word S ANNUAL(W)CONFERENCE/CM
/DE DE Descriptor2 Word
& Phrase
S WATER/DE
S DATA PROCESSING/DE
/ON ON Organization Name and Abbreviation3 Word
& Phrase
S WATER(W)WELL/ON
S NATIONAL WATER WELL ASSOC?/ON
S NWWA/ON
/PB PB Publications Word S REAL(W)ESTATE/PB
/SH SH Section Heading7 Word
& Phrase
S TRADE(W)BUSINESS/SH
S SOCIAL WELFARE?/SH

1 Not available in all Regional, State, and Local records.

2 Also /DF.

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

4 Use numeric operators (:,<,>=,etc.) to search a range of values, e.g., S NS>=50 to locate all organizations having 50 or more staff members.

5 Searchable in National Organizations only.

6 Entries for SO are: International Organizations, National Organizations of the U.S., Regional, State and Local Organizations of the U.S.

7 Single digit SH codes are geographic areas. Double-digit SH values are section heading codes describing the organization. The text of SH is searchable using /SH. Geographic SH codes, present for the USA, are: SH=1 (Great Lakes States), SH=2 (Northeastern States), SH=3 (Southern and Middle Atlantic States ), SH=4 (South Central and Great Plains States), SH=5 (Western States).


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None AD Address
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
None AN EA Entry Number Phrase
BA= None Bestow Awards Phrase S BA=YES
BG= BG Budget (Annual)4,5 Numeric S BG>=3000000
CM= None Convention/Meetings Phrase S CM=NO
CN= CN Country Name Phrase S CN=CANADA
CY= CY City Phrase S CY=DUBLIN
FY= FY Founding Year1 Phrase S FY=1948
JN= JN Publications Title Phrase S JN=ACCOUNTING HORIZONS
LB= None Library Maintained Phrase S LB=YES
NM= NM Number of Members1,4 Numeric S NM>=10000
NS= NS Number of Staff1,4 Numeric S NS>=50
OF= OF Officer Phrase S OF=MEARS, MARK
ON= ON Organization Name and Abbreviation3 Word
& Phrase
S ON=(WATER(W)WELL)
S ON=NATIONAL WATER WELL?
S ON=NGWA
PI= None Publications Issued Phrase S PI=NO
SC= SC Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code Phrase S SC=2731
SD= SD SIC Description Phrase S SD=BOOK PUBLISHING
SF= SF Subfile (U.S. or Foreign) Phrase S SF=U.S.
SH= SH Section Heading Code7 Phrase S SH=04
S SH=1
SO= SO Source Information6 Phrase S SO=NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS?
ST= ST State8 Phrase S ST=OH
TE= TE Telephone Area Code Phrase S TE=614
ZP= ZP Zip Code Phrase S ZP=43017

8 ST is present only for records from Australia, Canada and the USA.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/ABS Abstract Present S S5/ABS
/BGT Budget Data S S3/BGT
/MEM Number of Members S S3/MEM
/NOABS No Abstract Present S S3/NOABS
/NOBGT No Budget Data Available S S5/NOBGT
/NOMEM No Membership Data Available S S7/NOMEM
/NOSTAFF No Staff Information S S2/NOSTAFF
/STAFF Staff Information S S3/STAFF


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
BG, CN, CY, FY, NM, NS, ON, SH, ST, ZP SORT S3/ALL/NM,NS
PRINT S5/5/1-5/ON,ZP


RANK [top]

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


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User-defined formats may be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S3/ON,AD,OF/1-5


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record except Abstract, Address, and Telephone Number
3 Medium Organization Name, Section Heading Name and Code, and Source
4 -- Full Record except Address, Descriptors, Telephone Number, and Officer
5 Long Full Record except Address and Telephone Number
6 Free Organization Name and Source
7 -- Full Record except Address, Telephone Number, and Descriptors
8 Short Organization Name, Section Heading Name and Code, Source, and Descriptors
9 Full Full Record
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
DIALOG Accession Number TYPE 09996096/5
DISPLAY 01992896/ON,NM
PRINT 09995432/5


Rates [top]

Rates For File: Encyclopedia of Associations[114]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $6.89
Cost per minute:                   $0.97
Rank Elements                      $0.00

Format    Types   Prints
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     2    $2.75    $2.75
     3    $2.75    $2.75
     4    $3.50    $3.50
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     6    $0.00    $0.00
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     8    $2.75    $2.75
     9    $3.50    $3.50
KWIC95    $0.25       NA
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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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