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Searcher Magazine
VOLUME 13 • NUMBER 8 • September 2005
The Magazine for Database Professionals

Le Meilleur (The Best) de l’internet
A Review of French-Language Information Sources
Pascal Lupien offers some background on Internet use by Francophones and then breaks down available French-language resources into various categories, including virtual libraries, search engines, and journal indexes.

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Factiva SalesWorks and Companies & Executives
A Product Review
If you need access to global business intelligence, Rosemary Whitney gives you a close look at two new Factiva products, one designed for salespeople, the other for marketing and sales management professionals.
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E-Reference Books
A Knovel Experience
Are you an independent researcher who longs for the kind of free access to e-reference texts that a corporate librarian has? Laura Felter feels your pain and offers a solution for keeping up with what’s hot in the sci-tech and patent fields: the e-reference database products from Knovel.
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“If You Were a Real Librarian, You Would Know”
Information Professionals Without M.L.I.S. Degrees
Just how hard is it to be an information professional working within a library setting if you don’t have the typical library degree? Bill Jenkins interviews several information brokers who fall into this category to see how they’ve fared in their careers. 
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Searcher's Voice
When is using a blog as a news source not a good idea? According to bq, when you’re not getting the whole story — and don’t even know it.
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Publishing Trends
This new column by Paula Berinstein debuts with a look at the “overnight sensation” formerly known as subscription-based software, which has changed a bit in the 20-plus years since info pros first began using it.
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Internet Express
Could your computer be infested with parasitic spyware or malware programs? Before irreversible damage is inflicted, or to help keep those varmints away, Irene McDermott shows you how to bring in the electronic equivalent of the Orkin Man to your computers.

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Tools of the Trade
Sheri Lanza reviews her favorite “tools” from the past 4 years to see if any have improved and pats herself on the back for a new feature now available on Wordware.
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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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