a. World Wide Web
Annual subscriptions to access GeoRef on the World Wide
Web are available from several vendors with subscription rates determined by the type and size of the subscribing organization. Subscribers are classified as academic, government/non-profit, or commercial. Tiered pricing for academic institutions is based on the total number of student majors (including both graduate and undergraduate majors) and faculty in the geoscience / earth science departments.
Subscription rates for government, non-profit, and commercial organizations are scaled to the size of the organization.
The following vendors make GeoRef available on the web
2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone 1-800-334-2564; 1-919-804-6400
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone 1-800-653-2726; 1-978-356-6500
360 Park Ave South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone 1-800-221-1044; 1-212-633-3795
Ovid Technologies, Inc.
100 River Ridge Drive
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone 1-800-343-0064; 1-781-769-2599
789 E Eisenhower Parkway
PO Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone 1-800-843-7751; 1-734-761-4700
STN in North America - CAS
Phone 1-800-753-4227; 1-614-447-3700
STN in Europe - FIZ Karlsruhe
STN in Japan - JAICI
Phone +81-3-5978-3621 (Customer Service)
E-mail email@example.com (Customer Service)
Phone +81-3-5978-3601 (Technical Service)
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Technical Service)
With an Internet subscription, an organization, for a single
site, such as a university campus, or for multiple sites, can
provide access to GeoRef for individuals in the organization.
Access is domain-enabled or through a login and password.
Searching of GeoRef is through standard web browsers. However,
each of the providers has its own search software, screen design
b. Electronic Reference Library (ERL)
An alternate way to access GeoRef on the Internet is Ovid-SilverPlatter's
Electronic Reference Library (ERL) service. This service uses
a client-server architecture, and includes the same search interface
as is found on the GeoRef CD. For contact information, see above under "a".
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