Karen Blakeman on August 29th, 2006

My blog posting on Petrolprices.com is the entry that receives the largest number of hits by far. Not surprising as petrol prices continue to rise and there is a wide variation in pump prices even within a small area. The site now has a blog and recent articles include discussions on biodiesel and a special […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 28th, 2006

A reminder that the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) has been replaced by Intute. “Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites in our database […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 25th, 2006

Adverteyes is a database of who’s said what, where and when in advertisements. It includes endlines, slogans, straplines, taglines and trademarks that are currently appearing or have appeared in the UK, Ireland and the USA media. Data from unique campaigns in Canada, Australia, India and South Africa is now being added. The database is intended […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 23rd, 2006

A new version of Exalead (http://preview.exalead.com/search/), one of my favourite search engines, is currently in beta test. The beta home page thankfully remains minimalist and uncluttered but has retained the short cut options that enable you to add other sites and search engines to your own personalised version of the page. Exalead say that they […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 23rd, 2006

TechXtra is a free source of information in engineering, mathematics and computing and is now an independent service. Previously connected with the EEVL gateway, TechXtra is an initiative of the ICBL and the Library at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. TechXtra is based around a search engine that provides access to the freely available full-text content of […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 21st, 2006

Automotive World, started by the Financial Times in 1990, has re-launched its web site and now incorporates ‘AWKnowledge’ and ‘AWResearcher’. Automotive World’s subscriptions include daily updates on 12 key automotive sectors and 37 OEMs globally. Printed research publications include The Automotive Quarterly Review, and the World Car and World Truck reports. Forthcoming research titles will […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 17th, 2006

‘Russia: All Regions Trade & Investment Guide’, which was mentioned in an earlier blog posting, now has its own web site at http://www.russiasregions.com/ with a free sample region (Moscow). If you only want data on one or two regions, there are now options on the Order page for purchasing them as individual PDF files (£20 […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 16th, 2006

Apologies if you have already seen this on the LIS discussion lists or on the UKeiG blog. Some of you will have noticed from the auto-replies to private messages sent to me that I have been on hols for about 2 weeks. I am now back. That’s the good news – OK, I know that’s […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 14th, 2006

The sixth edition of Search Strategies for the Internet is now available. Further details are available on the RBA web site and, as with previous editions, updates can also be downloaded from the web site. Although the price of the publication itself remains the same – GBP 35 for the ring binder version and GBP […]

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