|FIZ Karlsruhe, the European service center of STN International, an
online provider of scientific and technical information, has announced
the release of the COPPERLIT, WELDASEARCH, and STANDARDS engineering databases.
All three files are now available on the STN online service.
Covering developments in copper, copper alloys, and copper technology
from 1863 to the present, COPPERLIT currently contains over 58,000 records.
These include bibliographic information, indexing terms, and abstracts.
While older records (from 1863 to 1964) do not include abstracts, they
may include a long list of keywords. COPPERLIT is produced by Cambridge
Scientific Abstracts under an agreement with the Copper Development Association,
Inc. (CDA). CDA's numeric database, COPPERDATA, is already available on
WELDASEARCH is a bibliographic database that contains abstracts of journal
articles, research reports, books, standards, patents, theses, and special
publications in the areas of joining metals, plastics, and ceramics; metal
and ceramic spraying; thermal cutting; brazing; soldering; and related
topics. Produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, WELDASEARCH corresponds
to the printed Welding Abstracts and Weldasearch Industry News.As
such, every aspect of welding and allied processes is covered in the database,
including design, metallurgy, fatigue and fracture mechanics, equipment
for joining and cutting processes, corrosion, surfacing, micro joining,
quality control, nondestructive testing, safety, commercial applications,
market statistics, and industry news. Citations in WELDASEARCH contain
bibliographic information, abstracts, and indexing information. Coverage
extends from 1967 to the present, and the database currently contains over
STANDARDS is a bibliographic database of citations to technical standards,
guidelines, specifications, and other regulations from various standards
bodies, including those in Austria, Europe, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland,
and the U.S., as well as the International Standards Organization (ISO).
Produced by Deutsches Informationszentrum für Technische Regeln (DITR),
a division of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), STANDARDS
currently offers more than 440,000 records. Citations contain bibliographic
information, International Classification for Standards (ICS) indexing,
and abstracts, with records available in either German or English or, in
many cases, both.
All three databases are updated monthly, with current awareness alerts
(SDIs) also available on a monthly basis.
Source: FIZ Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 011-49-7247-808-555; http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de.