Google is an invaluable resource, but is it the most effective tool for
serious information needs of professional users? In a post in which I
combine an announcement of the sale by ABC/CLIO of the databases America
History and Life and Historical Abstracts, the announcement is combined
with some discussion of the importance of bibliographic databases in
meeting the information needs of researchers, teachers, professionals and
students. Indeed since public libraries in many states provide access to
a variety of bibliographic databases either at the library or at home on
the computer via the internet with the use of the borrower's card number
and in some cases a PIN as well. The discussion continued and I posted
subsequently additional content regarding this topic.
For those interested to some serious thought material regarding the
answer to this question:
Sure - today there are many sources. Educated persons rely on a variety,
Please have a look at these posts and at the links provided in these
HISTORY: MEDIEVAL :
DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUE:
Using Databases to do Medieval History Research
DATABASES: HISTORY :
ABC/CLIO History Databases Sold to EBSCO
DATABASE: EVALUATION :
INFORMATION AND DATA ACCURACY :
On Hunting Mammoths and Measuring Data Quality
UNITED STATES: GOVERNMENT: DOCUMENTS:
Library Of Unified Information Sources (LOUIS)
HUMANITIES: RESOURCES :
ART: RESOURCES :
MUSIC: RESOURCES :
EDUCATION: RESOURCES :
Some Del.icio.us Collections of Links from the Free Library of
DATABASES ARCHIVES AND PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL :
DATABASES BIOGRAPHY :
In the First Person FROM Alexander Street Press
PUBLIC RELATIONS: RESOURCES :
DATABASES: BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRY :
PR Management DataSource (PRMD)
BOOKS: ELECTRONIC: RESOURCES :
DATABASES: BOOKS: ONLINE CATALOGS OPACS BOOK OPAC AGGREGATIONS:
Library of Congress Launches Effort to Create World Digital Library
in November 2005
Bibliographic databases provide citations, abstracts and in some cases the
full text of publications in a subject field or that meet some other
criteria, such as being government publications. They often have very
powerful software that permits searching a number of words in each search
step and combining search steps with boolean and in some cases proximity
operators, words in a search step can also be combined with boolean and
proximity operators as well with combinations clarified with the use of
parenthesis much as is the case with mathematical operators in a string
operation on a scientific calculator. Databases permit the finding of
precise and on target sources about a complex topic such as the impact on
personal identity of participation in sports fan activities. Indeed for
quality of content, there is a much stronger level of content useful to
research in databases like Google Scholar, Google Books, Google Government
and in Scirus.
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On Tue, 19 Jun 2007, Deon Binneman wrote:
> It is not off base.
> Most humans will resort to the news sources that they find comfortable i.e.
> habitual or available.
> Unless you have been exposed to the necessity of mind expansion and looking
> at other angles, most humans will go for what is available.
> I can justify my statement but will leave it at that. Communism ruled for a
> long time. Propaganda has been around. People believe hat they read -- if
> they don't we have no place working in media.
> Sure - today there are many sources. Educated persons rely on a variety, but
> WHICH? Google? Is Google really the only way to search?
> What about Web 2. 0? What about the invisible web?
> Invisible web - depth searching! Are you all clear on this?
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> Michael Driehorst
> Sent: 01 June 2007 02:42 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: You only get a sliver of news in the US RE: [prbytes] Bad News
> First, Joan's point about "You live in the US where access to
> international news is extremely limited." is either mis-worded,
> unclear or off base.
> That point is only true if people look to only US-based sources for
> news. With the internet, we have unlimited ACCESS. So, access is not
> the point. Pepole in the U.S. and most everywhere can look for other
> opinions and multiple legit versions of news stories if they only look.
> And, yes, taking the extra effort is the hardest part.
> Secondly, unless I've missed it, is there a PR or other marketing
> communications view to this entire thread?
> If I want political and other discussions, there are enough other
> boards to visit. It's not what is expected when joining this group.
> Granted, I'm only one member, but if this keeps up, the group will
> have one less member.
> -- Mike
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> --- In prbytes@yahoogroups <mailto:prbytes%40yahoogroups.com> .com, "Joan
> Weinberg" <jow@...> wrote:
> > Better question: Do you happen to have a client who's pushing this
> > You live in the US where access to international news is extremely
> > Did you hear that a piece of a glacier the size of Manhattan cracked
> > Hmmm, I wonder why this happened. And get this: All maps that
> include the
> > Arctic Circle will now have to be redrawn.
> > Polar bears? Who needs them anyway? It's estimated they'll be extinct in
> > 20-100 years. So take your kids to see them in the zoo and they can tell
> > their grand kids some day that someone in the family actually saw one of
> > these animals before it became extinct.
> > I just about gave up on CNN (I was watching the European and Asian
> > and now watch France 24:
> e> .com/france24Public/en/archives/news/2007/January/science
> > /20070129-report-global-warming.html
> > Instead of reading the New York Times (you think you're getting
> exposure to
> > what's going on) I suggest the International Herald Trib. It
> includes the
> > NYT but is more expansive in its coverage. You'll come to learn that the
> > automotive industry (ah, one of your clients) might have an agenda that
> > threatens the same Earth that you and your family are standing on
> and the
> > air that you and your family are breathing.
> > And yes, I put my money where my mouth is. There are certain clients I
> > wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole. (And the next time I get
> married, would
> > someone please remind me not to marry a head-in-the-sand Republican?!)
> > Joan :)
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