ROBERT S WIGTON, M.D.
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Computers have dramatically increased our access to the medical literature. Most of the world's literature can be searched in seconds and retrieved through the expanding nationwide telecommunications network. This enhanced capacity has brought with it problems of complicated access protocols and large volumes of information of low utility. Here are three microcomputer programs designed to help us with the expanding bibliographic database.
Sci-Mate's Universal Online Searcher is a telecommunications program that translates search requests into the specialized language of a database. Using your external modem, the program dials the network, transmits the necessary access codes, and then asks for your
WIGTON RS. Sci-Mate Universal Online SearcherBibliofile. Ann Intern Med. ;100:621–622. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-621
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(4):621-622.
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