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BIOSIS.EXE is a compiled BASIC language program for use on IBM-compatible
personal computers. The program converts a DOS text file of current BIOSIS
Information Transfer System (B-I-T-S) references into a DOS file of standard
scientific citations. The latter file can be imported into a word processor
or scientific reference manager. The program also makes a random access
database of references consisting of a title, author, journal, author address,
and key words. This database can be searched for specific references and
these selected for conversion into a DOS text file of citations as above.
The random access database is also used to construct reprint request cards from
information on the author, title, journal, and address as well as the user's
name and address. The reprint request cards can be printed on regular paper
or on "Request-a-Print" (Institute for Scientific Information) cards. The
program also can process DOS files obtained from key word bibliographic
searches of BIOSIS Previews (which differ in file format) to obtain scientific
citations for word processing or reference managers.
Download software: BIOSIS.ZIP