The TACT text retrieval program, mentioned in several of the papers of CHWP, and written by John Bradley, Lidio Presutti and Michael Stairs for standalone PC, can be downloaded via the Internet from:

The TACT manual, which provides more information than the on-line Help screens, is available from:

Modern Language Association of America
10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981, U.S.A.
Tel: 1-212-475-9500; Sales (in North America): 1-800-955-8275; Technical Support: 1-212-614-6302
Fax: 1-919-515-2682

[Further details]


An experimental on-line version of TACT, TACTWeb version 0.5, written by John Bradley and Geoffrey Rockwell, can be found at the following sites:

Nota bene: The above information was valid at the time of writing (16 May 1996).

Distribution of TACT: book, CD-ROM

Book and CD-ROM published October 1996:

	Using TACT with Electronic Texts
	New York: MLA, 1996.
	MLA Software for Students and Scholars 2.
	xiv & 361 pp. with Glossary, Index, CD-ROM.
	ISBN 0-87352-569-8
	US $50 

The CD-ROM appears in a plastic envelope on the inside back cover of
the book and is labeled:

	This CD-ROM, distributed free of charge with the manual
	Using TACT with Electronic Texts, includes the TACT
	programs, exemplary literary texts, and other software
	useful in text analysis.

	The Modern Language Association of America.

	This disc contains copyrighted material. Please see
	the file README.CD for copyright information. The CD-ROM
	contains over 3,000 texts in 600 files.

Orders for the book and CD-ROM may be placed at this address:

	Modern Language Association
	Customer Services
	10 Astor Place
	New York, NY 10003-6981

... by phone at

	212 614-6382

... by FAX at

	212 477-9863 or
	212 533-0680

First-time customers must prepay.  Use Visa or Mastercard
or International money order.  For Visa or Mastercard, give
the Account No., the Expiry Date, and your signature.

For US orders, add $3 for shipping and handling of the first book and
50 cents for each additional book.

For Canadian and Mexican orders, double the US shipping charges.

For other countries, triple the US shipping charges.

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Please give information about the BILLING ADDRESS and the SHIPPING
ADDRESS with your order:


(Source: T.R. Wooldridge from information provided by I. Lancashire, both U. of Toronto, November 1996)