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I love Granger's on CD-ROM!  It's expensive true, but the fulltext feature
for many poems more than pays for the frustration it saves.  We have a
huge collection of poetry collections but going to a paper index is too
time-consuming.  It's amazingly fast (if you have a powerful computer) and
you can search by keyword in the text.  Eg we tried a keyword search when
a patron knew only acouple of words from the last verse of a selection.
Try that with a paper index.  We had success in three seconds and were
able to print the full text and fax the poem immediately.  Yes it's worth
Elaine Seepish
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Manitoba Education and TrainingOn Mon, 6 Jun 1994, Maggie M. Calcara wrote:

> Dear LM_NETTERS:  I am currently considering two "big ticket" CD-ROM's
> for purchase.  Because they are so expensive, I would like to make wise
> decisions.  If you have any information on Grangers Index to Poetry on
> CD-ROM, please let me know.  I would love to find someone who is
> currently using it. Also, has anyone previewed, the new McGraw-Hill
> Encyclopedia of Science on CD-ROM. I will summarize responses that I
> receive and post them to the listserve.  Thanks in advance for any help!
> Maggie Calcara
> Maggie Calcara, Center High School, 8715 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131
> 816-363-2260 mcalcara@services.dese.state.mo.us

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