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  • Population database goes public

The world’s largest bibliographic database on population, family planning and related topics is being made freely available on the Internet. Maintained by the John Hopkins Population Information Program, POPLINE contains 280,000 citations and is updated every two weeks; 10,000 records are added annually.

For those in developing countries with limited Internet, the database, which covers areas like the impact of population growth on the environment, is also available on CD-ROM free of charge. POPLINE also provides full text documents of many of its abstracts – either as an e-mail attachment or by post – at no charge for readers in the developing world.

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