Tidd, Ronald R.
September 1996
Journal of the American Taxation Association;Fall96, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p95
Academic Journal
The article presents information related to Premise Research Software 2.1 for Windows, a computer software. It is a database search engine, used to access the West CD-ROM libraries and text books created with Premise Publisher. The software also is used to access Westlaw, an on-line database service that provides access to the full text of court cases and documents that are not in a Premise library. it is necessary to install the CD-ROM or magnetic-media books that comprise the data bases that can be searched with Premise. This installation entails copying a list of the books from a targeted compact disc in the CD-ROM drive to the Premise library. Conducting a search is straightforward, once basic search techniques are mastered. The application relies on a graphical user interface that will be familiar to those who use Windows. Although the icons on the toolbar are not self-explanatory, a brief description of an icon is displayed whenever the cursor is placed on it. The graphical user interface also is used to initiate a search of Westlaw.


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