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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 11 • NUMBER 10 • November/December 2003 
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Library 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.

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Information on the Seven Seas
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.

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Searchers Training Searchers
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.

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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.

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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.

Page 50 and the Wall Street Journal Online
Confused about the difference in content offerings between 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.

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Searcher's Voice
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.

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Internet Express
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!

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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.

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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.
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Leading Libraries
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.
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