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Spybase
Spybase
Edited by Daniel Brandt
Micro Associates, 1989, 5 pp
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The title of this database for personal computers is gratuitously lurid, and quite misleading. It is in fact an all-purpose listing of persons who have been identified in the world's public media as being professionally engaged in international relations, in whatever capacity. Over 75,000 citations include bibliographical references to the publications in which the names and descriptions have appeared. Criteria for inclusion are somewhat quirky, but these may be refined as the program undergoes continuous revision and updating. With these limitations, it remains a helpful and easily accessible resource for research into the world's diplomatic and intelligence communities.