At the later part of the same year MINIS was replaced by its micro version known as CDC-ISIS. The software with one stand- alone EXT computer facility automated the indexing Of articles from more than 100 locally published periodicals including newspapers, magazines, and journals. Additional databases were created as the number of computers increased. The index became searchable simultaneously by several users when the computer facilities were networked in 1992.In the same year the CD-ROOM technology was introduced for information retrieval of selected indexes and abstracts. In October 1990, the DIALOG Information Retrieval Service allowing remote access to more than 400 databases of indexes and abstracts from a broad scope of disciplines was introduced to the academic community.
The dial-up ordering and the conventional delivery mode of full text articles and documents were made possible through this service.DIALOG inline service ceased in 1 998 and was replaced by First Search CLC. In 1993 the University Library subscribed to the country’s first online remote service, HEREIN (Health Research and Development Information Network) that provided access to about 8 databases that cover SEAN and Asia-Pacific documents and hosted by POACH of DOST.