Grant Money on the Web
A Resource Primer
For grant-seeking newbies, Bill Becker highlights the key associations, including
government and corporate entities, to check out and the questions you'll want
to ask to get started on your quest for library funding.
Information on the
International Ocean Science Web Resources
In part 2 of this series, David Mattison looks at three areas of international
cooperative scientific research: the physical and chemical ocean; meteorology;
and marine life.
Daphne Raban pinpoints three changes that will affect the training of the next
generation of searchers: searching democratization; the end of the dot-com mirage;
and withdrawal of information from online sources.
Blowing in Global M&A Data
While not as well known as the leading merger and acquisitions databases, Jan
Davis Tudor says ZEPHYR breathes some fresh air into the M&A research market.
Weapon of Mass Disruption
Are you sick of your e-mail bin piling up with requests from deposed European
royalty, ads for ways to enlarge body parts you don't have, and invitations from
floozies named Stormy to visit their X-rated sites? Never fear, Cindy Chick is
chock full of ways to eliminate this kind of electronic garbage.
Factiva.com and the
Wall Street Journal Online
Confused about the difference in content offerings between Factiva.com and the
Wall Street Journal Online? Paul Nicholls and Jill Ann Hurst explain what's the
same, what's different, and which service makes sense (and cents!) for which
kinds of searches.
Instead of suing the Library Hotel in NYC for
trademark infringement, bq suggests that OCLC
should focus more on promoting itself, and librarians,
to a World
Wide Web audience.
If you want to be "pet-smart" in time for the holidays, or if you're "feline" blue
over the recent loss of
a four-footed family member, Irene McDermott's ready to lend a paw, doggone it!
The Better Mousetrap
Need stocking stuffer ideas for your favorite scientist? Matthew McBride obliges
with reviews of the Wiley Database of Polymer Properties and Colour Index.
Gary Price dissects what makes end users go gaga over Google and wonders why
some of its marketing strategies can't be adapted to better publicize the information
profession as a whole.
Doris Helfer profiles two new academic libraries, UC Merced and CSU Channel Islands,
and the men who are
heading them, R. Bruce Miller and Paul Adalian.