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(Baltimore) The Sun

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: September 1, 2005

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Subject Coverage Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Predefined Format Options
Tips Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Rates
Dialog File Data Special Features Sample Record Sort


File Description [top]

The Sun is Marylandís largest general circulation daily newspaper and provides comprehensive coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries. Important local industries include defense, electronics, service, commercial fishing, agriculture, and tourism. Major companies located in the region include Black & Decker, Crown Central Petroleum, Life Technologies, Martin Marietta, McCormick & Co., and Westinghouse Electric.



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Subject Coverage [top]

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business
  • Columns
  • Editorials
  • Features
  • Full Text News Stories
  • Leisure
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Sports
  • Wire Stories


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: September 1990 to the present
File Size: 944,984 records as of July 2008
Update Frequency: Daily


Database Content [top]

  • Complete Text Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Newspaper Articles


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • US Only


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
PAPERS Newspapers Full-Text (U.S.)
PAPERSMJ U.S. Major Newspapers
PAPERSSE U.S. Southeast Region Newspapers


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Terms and Conditions [top]

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SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    08811064 
  /TI  LOOKING  FOR  LIFE  ON  MARS;  SPACE  PROBE: NEW MISSION SHOULD ANSWER MANY 
    QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE RED PLANET. 
  JN=, JC=, PD=, PY=  BALTIMORE MORNING SUN (BS) - Wednesday November 6, 1996 
  ED=, /SH, SH=, PG=  Edition: Final  Section: Editorial (Morning)  Page: 32A 
    Word Count: 379 
     
    MEMO: 
  /ME     TYPE OF MATERIAL: EDITORIAL 
     
    TEXT: 
  /LP, /TX  THE  LAST  TIME  NASA  sent  a  satellite  to  Mars  it disappeared, giving 
    conspiracy  theorists  fuel  to  insist extraterrestrials had destroyed the 
    probe  and  the  government  was  covering  it  up. Space agency scientists 
    eventually  conjectured that Mars Observer malfunctioned and exploded three 
    days  before  it was to enter Mars orbit in August 1993. But that is just a 
    theory.  No  one  really  knows what happened. Better luck is expected with 
    Mars  Global  Surveyor,  which  begins  a  10-month  journey  to the planet 
    tomorrow. 
     
       Global  Surveyor will orbit Mars and begin sending photographs and other 
    data  back  to Earth. It will join Mars Pathfinder, a faster probe which is 
    scheduled  to leave Earth on Dec. 2 and end its trek by actually landing on 
    Mars in July. The robotic missions should provide information that can help 
    determine  whether  life  has  ever  existed  on Mars. That possibility has 
    become  more plausible now that British scientists have joined Americans in 
    concluding  ancient  meteorites  from  Mars  do  contain  evidence  of past 
    microscopic life. 
     
  /TX     The  British  assessment was important for more than scientific reasons. 
    After  American  geologists  said  they  had  found  traces of life-related 
    chemical  and  mineral compounds in a Martian rock that dropped to Earth 16 
    million  years ago, some skeptics speculated that NASA had manufactured the 
    discovery  to  bolster its arguments against continued budget cuts for U.S. 
    space exploration. But the British scientists independently came to similar 
    conclusions based on their analysis of a Mars rock that fell to this planet 
    only 600,000 years ago. 
     
       How  intriguing.  Perhaps  more than any other planet, Mars has been the 
    subject  of earthly musings about life on another world. Nineteenth century 
    astronomers  with  their  primitive  telescopes saw what they mistook to be 
    canals  on  the  surface  of the Red Planet. In 1965, Mariner IV became the 
    first  spacecraft  to  fly  by Mars. The Soviets then landed a probe on the 
    planet  in  1971,  but  it  malfunctioned after only 20 seconds. Five years 
    later,  the  U.S.  successfully  landed Viking I and Viking II on Mars, but 
    they have been silent since 1982. 
     
       What scientists learn in the upcoming missions to Mars may determine the 
    course of international space exploration and what should be NASA's purpose 
    for decades to come. 
     
       Pub Date: 11/06/96 
                    Copyright The Baltimore Sun 1996 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S SPACE(W)AGENCY
/CP CP Caption3 Word S PHOTOS/CP
/DE DE Descriptor1 Word
& Phrase
S MICROSOFT(1N)CORP?/DE
S MICROSOFT CORP?/DE
/LP LP Lead Paragraph3 Word S NASA(S)SATELLITE/LP
/ME ME Memo3 Word S EDITORIAL/ ME
/SH SH Section Heading2 Word S EDITORIAL/SH
/TI TI Headline Word S LIFE(5N)MARS/TI
/TX TX Text Word S MARS(W)GLOBAL(W)SURVEYOR/TX

1 Not available in all PAPERS files.

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

3 Also searchable using /TX.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
AU= AU Byline Word S AU=(PETER(1N)DELEVETT)
DL= DL Dateline Phrase S DL=WASHINGTON
DY= DY Publication Day1 Phrase S DY=WEDNESDAY
ED= ED Edition Phrase S ED=FINAL
JC= JC Newspaper Code4 Phrase S JC=BS
JN= JN Newspaper Name Phrase S JN=BALTIMORE SUN
MO= MO Publication Month1 Phrase S MO=NOVEMBER
PD= PD Publication Date Phrase S PD=19961106
PG= PG Page Number Phrase S PG=32A
PY= PY Publication Year Phrase S PY=1996
RG= RG U.S. Region5 Phrase S RG=NORTHEAST
SF= SF Special Feature1,6 Phrase S SF=PHOTO
SH= SH Section Heading2 Phrase S SH=EDITORIAL
None SO Source Information7
ST= ST Newspaper State Phrase S ST=MA
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999
None WD Word Count

4 Newspaper code is also shown following the newspaper name in the Source Information field.

5 Regions are: NORTHEAST, SOUTHEAST, CENTRAL, and WEST. Region does not display in predefined formats.

6 Special Feature may indicate the presence of PHOTO, GRAPH, DRAWING, CHART, TABLE, DIAGRAM, and/or MAP in the original article, not necessarily online.

7 Includes Newspaper Name, Publication Date, Edition, Section Heading, and Page Number.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/LONG Word Count of 1,000 words or more S S8/LONG
/SHORT Word Count of less than 1,000 words S S9/SHORT
/YYYY Publication Year S S2/2002


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
JN, PD, TI SORT S13/ALL/TI
PRINT S5/5/1-24/TI


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. RANK PY S3


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User-defined formats can be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S3/TI,PD/1-5


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record except Text
3 Medium Bibliographic Citation and Word Count
4 -- Bibliographic Citation, Lead Paragraph, and Word Count1
5 -- Bibliographic Citation, Indexing, Lead Paragraph, and Word Count
6 Short Title, Publication Date, and Word Count
7 Long Bibliographic Citation and Text
8 Free Title, Indexing, and Word Count
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 05805028/5
PRINT 00301964/9


Rates [top]

Rates For File: (Baltimore) The Sun[714]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $1.38
Cost per minute:                   $0.97
Rank Elements                      $0.00

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $2.00    $2.00
     3    $2.00    $2.00
     5    $2.75    $2.75
     6    $0.00    $0.00
     7    $4.50    $4.50
     8    $0.00    $0.00
     9    $4.75    $4.75
KWIC95    $0.00       NA
KWIC96    $0.00       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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