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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 2 • February 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Beyond ERIC: The Early Years
Part Two: Curricula, Kids, and Technology — Special Education
In this edition of her series, Barbie Keiser covers the gamut of resources available online for teachers, parents, and students of all ages and abilities. Three extensive tables highlight some of Keiser's best finds, and one features 40-plus sites offering a range of services for special-needs children.

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Digging Up the Virtual Past
The Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome on the Web
Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither were these sites, guides, bibliographic data, and search tools David Mattison has excavated to help searchers examine the Classical worlds of ancient Greece and Rome, both on land and under the sea.
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Hoover's Vacuum
"Wish You Were Here"
Shut out by Hoover's subscription-only marketing policy, Deb Liptak helps others find viable alternatives, reviewing other services such as Dialog, LexisNexis, Factiva, and ProQuest, and presenting three "contenders"—10K Wizard,, and SkyMinder. Liptak examines dozens of Web resources for company information and offers tips for finding all manner of public records.
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Click here for the January 2006 Searcher's Voice Podcast (MP3 format)Searcher's Voice
In "Déjà Vu All Over Again," bq starts off quoting that venerable sage Yogi Berra and then segues into how hot technologies, such as online encyclopedias and blogs, still need the kinds of "filtering" services information professionals perform so well.
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What's Next
In the first installment of his new column, David Grossman gives readers his personal background and explains why he thinks info pros need to move away from the "L-word" and "embrace the information umbrella."
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Internet Express
Has Medicare Plan D left you (or someone you know) confused and searching for answers? Never fear. Irene McDermott has a list of Web sites that should help to remedy the situation.

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Web Wise Ways
Having trouble finding that perfect job? Jennie Starr tries out Indeed and SimplyHired, two Web sites that are making it a whole lot easier to find new employment.
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Best Buys
Before you make those hardware, software, and Internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.
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Find the postal and electronic address, phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.
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