Method of automated classifying and bibliographical research in a physiology laboratory

In a medical research laboratory, the amount of documents rapidly becomes very important. Key word coding of periodical literature becomes aqualy necessary. In this study is described a method for the storage of bibliographic data and for rapid use of these data, method applied at the Physiology laboratory of the Necker-enfants-malades Hospital. Various computer processes are examined : cutting of a blank cassette; ckeck of cassette contents, ckeck of file contents; input of article in file; search of one or several articles. The study goes on with an evaluation of advantages (rapidity, relevance of information, changes of coding on request) and disadvantages (selection of key words) of this method. Tables illustrate and clarify the various operations descrited