Locate Science Information with McGraw-Hill's Multimedia
Science and Technology Encyclopedia
The IU Northwest Library recently installed the McGraw-Hill Multimedia
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Release 2.0 on
a designated CD-ROM workstation in the Reference Department.
This encyclopedia features 7,100 articles written by 3,000 renowned
scientists and engineers, over 122,000 clear, concise definitions
from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical
Terms hyperlinked to articles for quick access, over 1400
high resolution color graphics, photos, maps, charts and tables
as well as more than 30 high quality topographic maps and 60
animation sequences. It also provides keyword and context relevant
searching, extensive hyperlinked cross references along with
study guides offering lists of articles in specific curriculum
Here are some basic instructions for using this encyclopedia
available on a Reference Department CD-ROM workstation.
Note: Full-text printing at any IU Northwest Library computer workstation
costs ten cents per page. If you need further assistance while
using this CD-ROM encyclopedia., don't hesitate to ask the Reference
staff for help.
- At the IU Northwest CD-ROM Databases main menu, double click the
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology icon.
- By clicking the Contents box, you can search the Encyclopedia,
Biographies, Study Guides or Dictionary to look for a topic.
- After selecting a specific section, a Find dialog box will
appear where a keyword or topic can be entered (e.g. genetic
engineering). When the topic appears, press Enter.
- The entire full text document will then be available to
read. The selected article also has links to other topics which
can be accessed within the document. The document also provides
a guide to related subjects as well as an article outline.
- Encyclopedia articles can be printed or downloaded to a
floppy disk. To print an article, click on File at the top
of the screen and select Print. To download an article to a
disk, click Save at the File menu.
MLA International Bibliography Web Access Debuts
at the Library
In another move to expand the services available to the IU
the library has added a web-based subscription to the MLA International
Bibliography. Now you can access this index from any of the library's
On-line Catalog stations or from any other computer on the IU
campus. To connect, simply go to the library's On
Campus Electronic Information page.
Produced by the Modern Language Association of America, the MLA International
Bibliography indexes critical materials on modern language, literature,
linguistics, and folklore. Covering literary and language scholarships
from 1963 to the present, it provides access to over 3,000 journals
and series published worldwide, monographs, working papers and proceedings,
bibliographies, and more.
The MLA International Bibliography provides easy access to a vast
spectrum of subjects, from the prose of Machiavelli to the poetry of
Adrienne Rich, from genres to literary forms, from national literatures
to regional dialects.
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