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Focus On Global Change is a bibliographic current awareness service for personal computers started by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), the publishers of Current Contents. Diverse topics relating to human impacts on the environment are covered, including urban air pollution, toxic substances, agriculture, water pollution and biodiversity as well as global climate change. Subscribers receive biweekly diskettes with multidisciplinary entries selected from over 14,000 science and social science journals, books and proceedings. The majority of entries include author abstracts. Entries can be browsed by journal title, searched by author names or by title words or topic keywords, saved in personal files or printed. Reprints may be requested by printout on post card forms provided. Reviewed by J. Plaza and D. Rhodes in Information Today, pp. 39-40, Nov. 1990. Annual subscription is $345. Contact ISI, 3501 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19104 (800-336-4474 or 215-386-0100).

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Reports to the Nation is a series of booklets being prepared by UCAR in conjunction with NOAA to raise awareness of issues relating to global environmental change, aimed at the general public, secondary schools and universities. The first of these, The Climate System (21 pp., Winter 1991) will be followed by The Ozone Shield later this year. Produced by scientists and science writers, the reports are highly illustrated. Contact B.A. Anderson, Off. Interdisc. Earth Studies, UCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307 (303-497-1682).

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Nuclear Power and the Greenhouse Effect. A free booklet available from U.K. Atomic Energy Auth. (UKAEA), explaining the need for nuclear power to reduce greenhouse emissions. UKAEA Freepost (RG 1941), Newbury, Berkshire, RG13 3BR, UK (Freephone 0800-525190).

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Glossary: Carbon Dioxide and Climate (ORNL/CDIAC-39), 3rd Ed., 59 pp., Aug. 1990. This update includes definitions, conversion factors, acronyms, tables of units, prefixes and other handy material. Available (no charge) from Carbon Dioxide Info. Analysis Ctr., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., POB 2008, Oak Ridge TN 37831 (615-574-0390).

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Slide Set: The Climate Institute has prepared a set of 40 slides on the causes and effects of global warming. Versions are presently available in English and Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Russian, Turkish and Spanish. The $85 price includes a detailed script. Clim. Inst. (Attn: Mindy Fisher), 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, S. 403, Washington DC 20003 (tel: 202-547-0104; fax: 547-0111)

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A Global Warming Hypercard has been assembled for Apple computers by volunteers of that firm and the International Foundation for the Survival of Humanity. Described as an animated tour of global warming, it guides the user through potential impacts and concerns of scientists, actions individuals may take to limit emissions, and information on involved environmental organizations. Econet, a non-profit, worldwide ecological computer network, is distributing the program for $10 to all countries. Contact EcoNet, 3228 Sacramento St., San Francisco CA 94115 (tel: 415-923-0900; fax: 923-1665).

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Subject Guide: "Global Environmental Change: United States Policy and Research in the 1990's," A. Viera (Agric./Vet. Med. Lib., Univ. Tenn., Knoxville), RQ, pp. 32-34, Fall 1990. This overview of the topic from the standpoint of a research librarian discusses the need for, and users of, information on the topic and how librarians can provide it. Includes a summary of selected books, bibliographies, guides and organizations.

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