If you’re into chemical engineering or rubber/plastic industries, then Dialog, a provider of online-based information services, has two new Mac compatible products that may interest you.
The company has launched a new DVD title in collaboration with John Wiley & Sons, called “The Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th Edition.” They’ve also launched a new CD-ROM title, in collaboration with Rapra Technology, called Dialog OnDisc Rapra Abstracts.
“The Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology” describes the theory and practice of chemical engineering, the industrial production and uses of chemical materials, and basic subjects of chemistry. The single DVD contains the full text of the entire 27-volume hard copy equivalent, including over 16,000 images, photos, and illustrations; 1,250 articles; 6,000 tables; and more than 8,300 chemical and mathematical equations. “Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th Edition,” on DVD, costs US$9,995, or $8,995 for print subscribers.
Meanwhile, OnDisc Rapra Abstracts provide current information relating to rubber, plastics, and associated industries. It contains content dating back to 1972 and is a source of both practical and theoretical research data for scientists working in the fields of rubber and plastics. Source materials include over 500 journals, together with conference papers, patents, books, reports, and press releases.
Content is compiled from international resources, with source material in a wide range of languages from over 30 countries in areas such as North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. More than 1,200 new records are added with each bimonthly update.