New CORDIS CD-ROM
The European Commission has published the latest edition of the CORDIS CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is produced by CORDIS under the VALUE (Valorization and Utilization for Europe) programme to stimulate the protection, exploitation and promotion of the results of technological research within the EU. The CORDIS CD-ROM, edition I-1995, provides access to all the information contained in the CORDIS databases on the ECHO Host up to the date of issue. The CD-ROM has the additional benefit of superior search and retrieval software as well as the facility to link related records in different databases. 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 a printer or to a file.