The pace of research in the biomedical sphere demands fast action & up-to-the-minute information. In compiling this new guide, the editors relied on Saur's continuously updated database of special libraries to document & describe over 7,500 information centers & individual electronic search services. Coverage extends beyond the fields of medicine & biology to related disciplines such as ecology & biochemistry. The main section lists some 7,000 special libraries & information centers in 126 countries. Each citation provides basic contact data & reports the number & type of holdings (including dissertations & microforms) for each institution. Individual databases, database producers, & online services are outlined in the second & third sections.