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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 1 • January 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Another Phine Kettle of Phish: Identity Theft Prevention
And you thought the price of oil was scary. Wait until you read this eye-opening piece by Carol Ebbinghouse on all the ways your identity can be snatched from you. Since never using anything but cash again is not an option most of us have, Ebbinghouse provides very specific lists of do’s and don’ts to reduce your risk of being victimized as well as actions to take if your identity is stolen or compromised.

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Education Searches Beyond ERIC: Government Policies, Teaching, and Technology
Barbie Keiser combines text and extensive tables to give readers a representative sampling of the types of educational Web resources available from academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and commercial enterprises to serve the needs of educators, students, and parents alike.
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Searcher's Voice
bq shares how she turned from a sweet, well-behaved child (cough) to a juvenile delinquent who cut class to go to Forest Lawn Cemetery and manages to work into her tale how the magic of online recently put her back in touch with one of her fellow juvies.
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If you’ve never considered how RSS feeds can help you find all sorts of online bargains, new releases, and fun consumer deals, Tara Calishain is ready to indoctrinate you into this addictive pastime.
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Tools of the Trade
We’re a spoiled lot. We expect to be able to get everything from food to cars exactly the way we want them. And as Sheri Lanza reports, there is now no reason to put up with generic search pages when customization is as close as Google, Yahoo!, and MSN.

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Internet Express
If you have an adolescent (or husband) who is hooked on video games and the Internet, Irene McDermott has an early holiday gift for the uninitiated (like herself) who need to know what’s hot and what’s not in the world of virtual adventures.
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Publishing Trends
In “Black and White and Dead All Over,” Paula Berinstein asks the burning question: Are newspapers headed for 6 feet under? In forming her response, she looks at the evolution of newspapers, readership demographics, the impact of the Web on print subscriptions and advertising, and the changing face of the news itself.
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Best Buys
Before you make those hardware, software, and Internet-related purchases, check out Best Buys.
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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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