Toolbars and Search Tools
If you own a Macintosh, you are no doubt
used to waiting, sometimes futilely, for Mac versions.
Well, good news. Edward Vawter reports that there
are plenty of toolbar options online for Mac users
if you know where to look.
Alison Taylor makes a strong case for why, more
than ever, scientific patent searchers remain a
critical part of research gathering by making sure
clients have all the timely information they require.
|Anatomy of a Phone Search
Primary Research Using the Original "Online"
Reminding fellow searchers that primary information
gathering is still a critical part of research,
Risa Sacks shares her approach to good, old-fashioned
telephone calling to find names and information
for her varied research projects.
|Is Management Consulting
Part One: The Basic Realities
In the introductory installment of a three-part
series, Ulla de Stricker and Annie Joan Olesen look
at the ground-level questions that need to be addressed
before a decision to become a management consultant
can be reached.
In her column this month, bq gives a failing grade
to information companies' campus-only marketing
of products and services.
| The Sidebar
Carol Ebbinghouse begins the first of a two-part
column on the issues coming to a head concerning
open access, a multi-tiered battle that she believes
will rage on for years.
Need to find a summer camp for the kiddies? Irene
McDermott has "s'more" than enough sites to choose
| Tools of the Trade
Will self-proclaimed "contrarian" Sheri Lanza find
anything to like about Google Desktop Search or
will she stay off its growing bandwagon?
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.