Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 11, NO. 2 / FEBRUARY 1985 / PAGE 14

The computer data and database source book. (book reviews) Russ Lockwood.

Telecommunications puts a world of information at your finger-tips.

The problem is finding the right service. Well, search no longer. The Computer Data an Database Source Book contains more services than you can shake a modem at.

The book lists and describes commercial, government, and public databases. Each individual database is defined by subject, source, content, date of information, producer, producer address and phone number, availability, cost, and restrictions.

Note that the section dealing with public databases covers mostly printed matter, although it also details purchasing computer tapes and contacting a "data expert." The book ends with a few pages of advice on obtaining data under the Freedom of Information Act.

Matthew Lesko, who authored Information USA, has compiled another definitive tome for the information-hungry consumer.

Review Grade: A