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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 14 • NUMBER 9 • October 2006
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Citation Searching
New Players, New Tools
New technology is simplifying the citation searching process, allowing researchers to find citation tracking resources for almost any topic. Stephanie Ballard and Marcia Henry discuss how free and subscription resources have added citation searching as a feature.

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Medicine Today and Tomorrow
Adis Clinical Trials Insight
Adis Clinical Trials Insight, Wolters Kluwer’s new enhanced clinical trials database, is a one-stop shop for researchers. Eva Perkins walks readers through the database and offers her tips and opinions about its functionality.

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Need Another Toolbar for Your Toolbox?
Daphne Chang and Helen Keil show how innovative toolbars can be integrated into the library to give patrons one-click access to useful tools as well as library personnel.

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Evolving Information Service in a Web World
A Growth Experience at Consumers Union
Easy user access to information means traditional roles within the information profession are changing. Bob Huerster, research analyst at Consumers Union, shares how his employer, department, and job have evolved to keep up with these changes.

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Politics and Tech Tools
Blogs, Aggregators, and Tracking Tools

Politicians have begun using mainstream technology to reach current and potential supporters. Laura Gordon-Murnane tells which parties and politicians are blogging and podcasting, and where political junkies can track, monitor, and participate in political campaigns online.

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The Searcher's Voice Podcast
Searcher's Voice
 bq tells some tales about trying to take back control of her own office from competing computer installations and how the technology itself (not to mention clueless outside installers) almost foiled her from reclaiming her alpha-dog position.
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The Better Mousetrap
SciFinder is now available for the Mac Os X. Was it worth the wait? Read why Edward Vawter thinks the program could still use some work.

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Internet Express
Modern technology makes Irene McDermott feel like a geezer. If you are also technologically challenged, read about the Web sites that have helped Irene cope with her techno-stress.

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Tools of the Trade
Sheri Lanza shares her favorite Firefox extensions and how these extensions are enhancing her online user experience.

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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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