Searcher  Volume 8, Number 5 
May 2000


NFAIS 2000 Annual Meeting [Abstract]
Randall Marcinko covers “The Battle for the Desktop” at the 26th National Federation of Indexing and Abstracting conference in Philadelphia to see if complacency is running rampant within the vendor ranks. [Page 10]

Birth of a Book: An End-User Searcher Research Project [Abstract]
Baby boomer Barbara Peppriell tells how a letter to the editor turned into a collaborative effort to publish a book, Put Old on Hold, in which her searching talents paid off in volumes. [Page 24]

“Check ’Em All!”: The Mathematics of Online Newspapers [Full Text]
Larry Krumenaker and Jill Ann Hurst share the secrets of how to search Dialog, LEXIS-NEXIS, and Dow Jones Interactive to find all available newspapers online in the quickest amount of time, for the least amount of money. [Page 38]

Sales Generation Databases [Full Text]
Giving hope to “Willy Lomans” everywhere, Rosemary Whitney reviews four business databases — Dun and Bradstreet, InfoUSA, iMarket, and Harris InfoSource — that can help to breathe new life into a sagging sales territory. [Page 48]

Aska and You May Receive: Commercial Reference Services on the Web [Abstract]
Nick Tomaiuolo continues his look at “Aska” services by querying different services, including Ask Jeeves, Oingo, and Webhelp, with a series of general-information questions. [Page 56]

Teaching Users to Evaluate Internet Sites [Abstract]
Did you know Oklahoma is prime wine country or that Minnesota is the perfect warm weather vacation site? By visiting clever bogus sites, LaJean Humphries shows how instructors can accurately evaluate Web sites. [Page 68]


Searcher's Voice [Full Text]
Calling all rocket scientists! An exasperated bq wonders why in this age of technological advancement, seemingly avoidable glitches still exist and who to turn to now to end them once and for all. [Page 6]

Leading Libraries [Abstract]
Doris Helfer updates the UIAS and JACC projects that tie into her library’s use of EBSCOhost and EBSCO Online to directly link its  catalog to electronic journals. [Page 18]

Internet Express [Abstract]
If you use the Net to keep up-to-date on news, Irene McDermott tells you who, what, where, when, and how to find all the current events and late-breaking issues you need to satisfy your curiosity. [Page 32]

The Sidebar [Abstract]
Carol Ebbinghouse launches a new Searcher series, “Dangerous Data Ahead,” that will look at how to recognize and deal with various types of deliberate misinformation posted on the Web. [Page 63]
Dangerous Data Ahead: A Searcher’s Look at the Age of Misinformation to Come [Full Text]
by Anne Mintz, Director of Knowledge Management, Forbes Inc.

Web Wise Ways [Abstract]
Amelia Kassel reviews Data Analysis Group’s InfoTech Trends and Responsive Database Services’ TableBase as sources for computer industry market information.  [Page 71]


Contacts [Page 78]

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