Dialog can be accessed via telnet or the Web, and there are multiple Web interfaces. We are, though, going to focus on DialogWeb and DialogClassic, as these are, generally, the most used and preferred interfaces to the Dialog databases.
Connecting to Dialog via Telnet
Via World Wide Web - DialogWeb Guided & DialogClassic Command Searching
- You have a few different browser-based interfaces to Dialog databases. These support both text and graphics, though that depends upon the database.
- Web-based access requires a browser application (such as Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera, Firefox, etc.) installed on your computer.
- Address: http://www.dialogweb.com
Connecting to DialogWeb
- Type in the following URL to connect to the DialogWeb site.
- The below Login page is displayed.
- Enter your User ID and Password and click on the Logon button.
Connecting to DialogClassic (essentially a Web interface to the text-based Telnet version)
- Type in the following URL to connect to the DialogClassic site.
- The Login page is displayed.
- Enter your User ID and Password and click on the Logon button. World Wide Web - Classic Search
- This is similar to the text-based Telnet search, but, being browser-based, provides both text and graphics, thought that depends upon the database.
Other InterfacesDialog offers several interfaces to its databases, but I want you to use DialogWeb or DialogClassic, as these are provide the most comprehensive access and, particularly in the case of DialogClassic, the maximum control over your searching. Brief descriptions of all the interfaces to the Dialog databases is at: http://www.dialog.com/products/productline/dialog.shtml
- Dialog Open Access
- Dialog SourceOne