3. NEW VERSION OF GEOREF IN FOLIO
After months of work and planning, Stanford has loaded
an all-new, z39.50-compatible version of GeoRef.
You can access this new version the same way you
accessed the old version. In Folio, type select
GeoRef. There are many changes to the way this new file
works. The most notable three changes are: Author
Searching, Limit Commands, and Geographic/Map Searching.
Summaries of these changes are included below.
Note that Export Display is not yet enabled to work with
EndNote. (Niles, Inc. is working on it, and we'll let
you know as soon as it's operative.)
AUTHOR SEARCHING: The "Author" index now performs a
simple word search, i.e., it does NOT link a last name
with an initial or a first name. It will find names in
any order, from multiple authors, with no automatic
truncation of names or initials. USE THE "AUTHOR
PHRASE"(AP) index for more precise searching or Browse
Author (A) to see possibilities. Type Help Author for
LIMIT COMMANDS: Most of the former Limit Commands,
including Language, Doctype, Biblevel, Category, Year
and Since, are now full indexes with associated Help
Screens. Type Show Indexes for a complete list of the
indexes now available.
EXPANDED GEOGRAPHIC AREA / MAP SEARCHING CAPABILITIES:
- Latitude and Longitude searches are now available.
Type Help Latitude for details.
- Maptype and Mapscale are also searchable indexes. Type
Help Maptype or Help Mapscale for details.
Illustrations are also retrievable. Type Help Illus
- A new index has been added: PLACE. This is a less
precise search than a Thesaurus search. Type Help
Place for details.
We will soon be scheduling introductory sessions for the
new GeoRef at various times in Branner Library. Please
let Jane Ingalls (email@example.com) or me
(firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions.