Karen Blakeman on January 31st, 2007

CrossEngine is a search tool similar to Trovando. You type in your search terms just once and then click on each search engine in turn to run the search. The search tools are grouped under tabs by type, for example standard, video, images, news, blogs. Two groupings that CrossEngine has but Trovando does not are […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 29th, 2007

This is a very useful article by Janet Peros, legal reference librarian and co-chair of the Law Library Association of Greater New York’s education committee. It outlines the use of blogs and RSS feeds in several US legal firms, and how they have been used to replace newsletters for keeping partners and clients up to […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 25th, 2007

IRN Research are offering a special introductory annual subscription to their Market Research on the Web (MROW) database. The special offer is £100 and applies to single user corporate subscribers, academic and public library users. A free trial is available covering the food and drink sector. MROW is a searchable database of sources of market […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 21st, 2007

The UK Statute Law Database (SLD), which is the official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom, has been made available free of charge online. The official press release is on the Department of Constitutional Affairs web site (http://tinyurl.com/2o8vuh). Most legislation that is currently in force has been published on the web […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 17th, 2007

Thomson have announced that “after carefully analyzing our product portfolio, we have decided to realign specific services within Business Intelligence Services. Our goal is to best align our products and resources to the markets and customers we serve.” They are selling Market Research (Profound) and NewsEdge and say they are currently in discussions with potential […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 15th, 2007

The UK Government is closing 95 per cent of its web sites in what it claims is a drive to make important information more readily accessible for internet users. The cuts will save £9 million and are part of what they call a “Transformational Government Strategy”. The official press release, which is short on detail, […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 15th, 2007

David Mort‘s invaluable directory ‘Sources of Non-Official UK Statistics ‘ has been updated. It provides details of over 900 publications and services produced by trade associations, professional bodies, banks, consultancies, employers’ federations, forecasting organizations and others, together with statistics appearing in trade journals and periodicals. Titles and services are listed alphabetically by publisher and each […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 4th, 2007

We are four days into the New Year and I have already had two enquiries from people asking if I know of a site that lists all the different emoticons. In particular, one person wanted to know what the emoticon for a hangover was – obviously still suffering from the effects of the Christmas and […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 1st, 2007

The following chapters of Search Strategies for the Internet have been updated and are available online: http://www.rba.co.uk/search/section1.shtml Chapter 3: Essential Search Techniques (available to subscribers only) – now includes Seekport.co.uk under the search tools that support wildcards and truncation, Live Search link and linkdomain commands, and how to uncluster results. http://www.rba.co.uk/search/section2.shtml Chapter 12 Yahoo Search […]

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