To: New MuSICA Users
Subject: Instructions for MuSICA use
Dear Colleague:

MuSICA is on the World Wide Web, at 


All of MuSICA's services are accessible via its home page -- 

  - MuSICA database (thousands of citations/abstracts of research publications

  - An enlarged and user friendly section of Announcements, Meetings,
    Forthcoming Events, a List of Other Relevant Web Sites and Special
    Interest Groups in Music, etc.

  - MuSICA Research Notes (MRN) -- our newsletter

All issues of MRN are available for viewing on the web site. Users can
select articles by title, subject, or browse through any issue. Key
word searches available with most user Web software can be used to
help locate topics of special interest within a given newsletter
issue. You can also send us comments easily from our home page. And,
for those who would prefer printed copies, MuSICA Research Notes
issues may be obtained by sending a request [e-mail:
or postal mailing address for Dr. Weinberger, see below] to be added
to the MRN distribution list. Please remember to include your own
postal ("snail") mailing address.

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The database of MuSICA (Music and Science Information Computer Archive) -
formerly MBIC (Music and The Brain Information Center) - welcomes you.
We have many thousands of entries.  Batched new material is added regularly.
We encourage you to log-on and to begin using the database right away. We have 
done our best to make the system as friendly as possible and are pleased now 
to have Excite as the search engine for MuSICA's bibliographic database. We 
would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. Also, if you 
should come across any inaccuracies in the spelling of a name, please try 
alternate spellings and let us know of the error.

An advisory note:  Although we would like to be able to provide a search 
service, we do not have sufficient resources at present.  We will, however, be 
happy to provide any assistance you may need in your own search efforts.

MuSICA can be reached via its web home page:


* Excite's Help for searches (including tips for boolean searching)
can be accessed on-line by clicking on our web page.
Please let us know if you have any trouble logging in.  Some systems
may not be entirely compatible with ours, and we will do our best to track 
down any problems as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in our MuSICA project, and please feel free to 
contact us with any questions or suggestions!

--MuSICA Coordinator

	For further help, please e-mail, call
	(949) 824-8098

	Write to:

	MuSICA Coordinator		
	c/o Dr. Norman M. Weinberger		
	Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
	University of California, Irvine
	Irvine, CA 92697-3800

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Created: March 25, 2000
Last Updated: May 28, 2000