The latest edition of the CORDIS CD-ROM, containing all information in the nine on-line CORDIS databases up to the end of the second quarter of 1997, has recently been published. The CORDIS CD-ROM provides instant access to all the information contained in the CORDIS databases, without the expenses related to using the on-line service. Users of the CD-ROM may conduct a detailed search for partners, research results, projects or publications without incurring additional expenditure, and will also have records which are consulted regularly, such as the RTD Programmes database, directly to hand. Other information available on the CD-ROM includes the archive of the CORDIS RTD News service and contact details for those involved in Community RTD policy-making and management. Also included are the acronyms and Comdocuments databases, which allow users to find RTD-related acronyms and Commission policy documents. The CD-ROM runs on the Watch CORDIS software, which may also be used to access the on-line databases, included on the CD-ROM. The Watch CORDIS system is designed for a Windows environment, and allows users to enter queries simply and quickly. Users with on-line access to CORDIS can also combine searches on the CD-ROM with on-line material, allowing access to the latest information in the databases, yet still reducing communications costs.