Henry Latorella wrote,
>In some data bases, OVID for one, a dash(-) is seen as a delineator between
>two separate search terms. Therefore, a search for "OSM-1" finds "OSM"
>and then "1". A search for "OSM1"is a single search. Database searching is
>too important to ignore, although I agree that the dash does add clarity.
This is not a problem in ACEDB, the program that I'm using. I'm still open
on the question of dash or no-dash, however.
chlamy at acpub.duke.edu