(The Best) de l’internet
A Review of French-Language Information Sources
Pascal Lupien offers some background on Internet
use by Francophones and then breaks down available
French-language resources into various categories,
including virtual libraries, search engines, and
| Factiva SalesWorks
and Companies & Executives
A Product Review
If you need access to global business intelligence,
Rosemary Whitney gives you a close look at two new
Factiva products, one designed for salespeople, the
other for marketing and sales management professionals.
A Knovel Experience
Are you an independent researcher who longs for
the kind of free access to e-reference texts that
a corporate librarian has? Laura Felter feels your
pain and offers a solution for keeping up with what’s
hot in the sci-tech and patent fields: the e-reference
database products from Knovel.
|“If You Were a
Real Librarian, You Would Know”
Information Professionals Without M.L.I.S.
Just how hard is it to be an information professional
working within a library setting if you don’t
have the typical library degree? Bill Jenkins interviews
several information brokers who fall into this category
to see how they’ve fared in their careers.
is using a blog as a news source not a good idea? According to bq, when you’re
not getting the whole story — and don’t even know it.
| Publishing Trends
This new column by Paula Berinstein debuts with a look at the “overnight
sensation” formerly known as subscription-based software, which has changed
a bit in the 20-plus years since info pros first began using it.
Could your computer be infested with parasitic spyware or malware programs?
Before irreversible damage is inflicted, or to help keep those varmints away,
Irene McDermott shows you how to bring in the electronic equivalent of the Orkin
Man to your computers.
|Tools of the Trade
Sheri Lanza reviews her favorite “tools” from
the past 4 years to see if any have improved and
pats herself on the back for a new feature now available
Before you make those hardware, software, and
Internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.
postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax
numbers for all the companies, products, and people
mentioned in this issue.