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VOLUME 15 • NUMBER 5 • May 2007
Searcher
The Magazine for Database Professionals

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FEATURES 

Clinical Trial Resources
Three of the Best

Eva Perkins reviews the clinical trial process and provides a succinct look at three online resources for searchers: ClinicalTrials.gov, CenterWatch, and Adis Clinical Trials Insight.

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The DialogClassic Web Redesign
A Hit!
Amelia Kassel tells you what’s so great about the new and improved version of DialogClassic.com, including the interface, and offers a comparison to DialogLink 5.0.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. Social Networking and Video Web Sites
MySpace and YouTube Meet the Copyright Cops
The movie and music industries are heading for a copyright showdown with social networking and video Web sites. Stephanie Ardito looks at the brewing battle from all sides as well as possible outcomes.

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Electronic Health Records
Lydia Ewing examines the current state of personal health information and how making this information available electronically could literally be a lifesaver.

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Site Search Analytics
Let the Tail Wag the Dog
Why all the buzz about what’s generally been considered the dull task of log files? And what does SERP have to do with it? Erik Arnold fills searchers in.

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COLUMNS 

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Escaping Ugly: Graphic Design Aids for Untrained Librarians

Are you an accidental graphic artist? Irene McDermott will show you where to go for help when it comes to color, fonts, layout, and more.

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Click here for a collection of links mentioned in this article. What’s Next
Back to the Future: Librarians Become Archivists

Or, perhaps you are suddenly in the role of archivist. David Grossman, in his new position of History Room librarian, shares what he’s learning about electronic preservation and the current plethora of tools to help with the task.

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The Better Mousetrap
CSA Illustrata: Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?

Edward Vawter reviews CSA Illustrata, a service designed to help searchers with “deep indexing” needs involving tables, figures, and graphs that are not contained in text.

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Tools of the Trade
The Big Picture: Time for a New Set?
A burned-out bulb gives Dave Rensberger reason to go hunting for a new HD television set, once, of course, he gets permission from “the one who must be obeyed.”

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EDITORIAL
The Searcher's Voice Podcast
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How, bq challenges, can information professionals use their skills to create a durable infrastructure for archiving that will stand the test of time and digital advancements?
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