Indicators 1998

Features of Science and Engineering Indicators 1998 on the Web


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Presentation-quality charts are provided in Microsoft Powerpoint format for selected figures in Science and Engineering Indicators - 1998.


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hide/show frames iconThis feature, available in the Enhanced HTML version, makes reading Indicators online easier. Hiding the left navigation frame provides you a larger content window for the report's text. With the navigation frame hidden, you can navigate the report using your browser's Back and Forward buttons, or you can click Hide/Show Frames again to redisplay the left navigation frame. Some features of Indicators (such as the Topic Search and the Keyword Search) require that you Show Frames. This feature is unavailable in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 3.0.


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