*MEDLINE on the web*

Dr.Greg Quinn jquinn at nntp.best.com
Sat May 11 13:21:52 EST 1996

John V. Weil (john.weil at uchsc.edu) wrote:
: In article <3190A94E.34FB at d-access.demon.co.uk>, user
: <user at d-access.demon.co.uk> wrote:

: >  
: > Healthworks is able to offer annual 
: > subscriptions at 420 pounds sterling (35 pounds sterling per month), 

: This seems very expensive - Grateful Med from the National Library of
: Medicine - the source of Medline- has recently come online via the web
: with a what appears to be a very modest charge/search and no minimum or
: subscription fee.

I think that this may reflect the higher costs associated with
Internet access in the UK/Europe (possibly also higher charges by NLM for
access to the Medline DB outside of USA?). Since a very large (genetics)
subset of the medline db is freely available via Entrez and the like, and
the lower charges from US sources for full Medline access, it my be hard
to pitch this to an internet community which literally knows no bounds
(with a little help from a credit card).

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