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Volume 19, Issue 3 March 2002
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STN International Releases Three Engineering Databases

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 STN.

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 170,000 records.

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.

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