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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 11 • NUMBER 6 • June 2003 
The Magazine for Database Professionals
The Future of End Users and Info Pros in Information Retrieval
Nicholas Carroll presents a case for giving users more control over information retrieval options and data structure and also looks at how information professionals would fit into this new IR scheme.
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Pax Web Pacts: International Full-Text Treaty Resources
This article by David Mattison is organized into three sections: general full-text treaty sources; United Nations treaty resources; and a selection of guides and full-text sources covering such topics as war, humanitarian efforts, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping.
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Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their StoriesClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
In the first of a multipart series on the people who were part of the first wave of the online industry, Stephanie Ardito and Susanne Bjørner interview Roger Summit, Carlos Cuadra, and Dick Kollin, who were key players in the early years of Dialog, ORBIT, and the Pandex database, respectively.
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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet: Patriot II on the WayClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
In the second part of her two-part series on the information policies of the Bush administration, Miriam Drake delves into data- mining and information-gathering tactics, including the use of Radio Frequency Identification Chips, that will enable government agencies to serendipitously track the activities of anyone suspected of compromising national security.
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Online Stock Indexes: Resources for Business Researchers
Stock indexes can serve as a market trend gauge for investors, and Marc Vinyard provides a look at some of the most useful stock index Web sites, including Dow Jones Standard and Poor's, and the Nasdaq Composite Index.
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Searcher's VoiceClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
bq, who certainly has a reputation for being warm and cuddly herself (cough, cough), tells professional searchers how to combine the right mix of the warm fuzzies with brutal honesty when it comes to critiquing end-user sources.

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Internet Express
If you want to "Iraq Around the Clock," Irene McDermott tells you where to go for the best mainstream media sources, as well as the hawk and dove sites, perspectives from the Middle East, and blogs—even where to get some satirical relief.
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Tools of the Trade
Full of the blush of new romance, Sheri Lanza shares the secrets of her new love, Dana, a Palm-compatible laptop alternative that has a full-sized integrated keyboard and a screen that is over three times the size of most typical hand-held devices.
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Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.
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Index to Advertisers

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