A CORDIS CD-ROM now provides the full content of all eight CORDIS databases. Available for MS-DOS personal computers equipped with a CD-ROM drive, the new CORDIS product offers the same degree of functionality as that provided by the on-line host but with important extra features. Information is accessed by means of an intuitive interface which makes searching fast and easy. In addition, the CD-ROM permits a global search to be carried out in all databases, with the facility to link automatically the related records in different databases. The application package software provided on the CD-ROM allows the user to search all text fields, or to search specified fields. Searches may be carried out using defined search terms, using adjacency operators as well as Boolean operators, within a field, and between fields. There are also facilities to display all terms and expressions which occur in a field, for selection as search terms. Search results are presented in a number of different ways, and a user-defined show format is also provided. Search results can also be output to printer or to file.