Gymnastics: A Sampler of Creative Search Methods
for Librarians on a Tight Deadline
Newslibrarian Nisa Asokan offers some unconventional ways to use commonly
accessed Web sites when time and money are both at a minimum.
|End Users on the Web:
Why Won't They Listen?
If you're a corporate librarian, you will no doubt share in Tara Breton's
frustrations over brilliant associates who insist on clicking half their
lives away looking for all the wrong places for the information they need.
Doublethink: Protection or Suppression in Information
Miriam Drake's first of two articles on government information access post-9/11
looks at a very difficult balancing act being faced by government agencies:
how to keep the citizentry informed on matters of health, science, and
technology without adversely affecting national security.
|Grant Money on the Web:
A Research Primer
If you've never done funding research before and need to find sources of
grants and the requirements for them, learn the four basic questions a
researcher asks in this article by Bill Becker.
|(More) Tales of a Searcher's
Sheri Lanza and Marsha Fulton each have a woeful tale to tell: Sheri's
deals with her trouble holding onto hard drives; Marsha's trials are centered
around a malfunctioning software operation.
bq reflects on how information professionals can help archive what is
happening in the conflict with Iraq when media coverage is coming in
waves like the blowing sands of Baghdad.
Parlez-vous français — or any other language? If not, Irene
McDermott has identified a host of sites where you can go for language
instruction, translation or "un peu" of both.
In the ongoing battle between the recording industry and those wishing
to "liberate" music and other forms of entertainment, Carol Ebbinghouse
makes note of the questionable tactics being employed by the recording
Joining Nancy Lambert, who will continue to focus
on patent information, Matthew McBride begins to
share "Mousetrap" columnist duties, addressing other
areas of science and technology. For his debut, Matthew
looks at the latest Dialog pricing scheme, from both
the user's and the company's
|Tools of the Trade
Need some options to the major software packages? Dave Rensberg reviews
OpenOffice 1.0, an open source package that works very similarly to Microsoft
Word but is easier on the wallet.
|Web Wise Ways
Marsha Fulton reviews Internet Database Service (IDS), version 6.0, the
new release from CSA, designed to broaden access to the latest research
material in the sciences and social sciences.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all
the companies, products, and people mentioned in this issue.