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Karen Blakeman on February 5th, 2013

In November of last year Google announced that it was going to start showing a knowledge graph for searches on medicines. (Look up medications more quickly and easily on Google, I am now seeing it in my search results but only on When I search on ibuprofen Google now gives me some key […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 23rd, 2010

Some of you may have seen the article in the Times Higher Education – What will poor Robin do then? Perforate your small bowel. It reminded me of an article I wrote for an in-house newsletter in 1984 when I was working for a pharmaceutical company and which addresses similar issues. HereĀ  it is (reference […]

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I recently ran a version of my social media workshop for a group of health care librarians and information professionals in Liverpool. The group were LIHNN (Library and InformationĀ Health Network North West) and HCLU (Health Care Libraries Unit). (For further information about them see their web site at I was forewarned that many of […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 7th, 2010

CILIP in the Thames Valley evening event Date: Tuesday 6 April 2010 Time: 18.00 for 18.30 Venue: Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4PS Chrissy Allott: CASH, a Current Awareness Service for Health From a local to a national current awareness and alerting service; from primary care to mental health and secondary […]

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TriMark Publications focuses on market research in biotechnology, health care and the life sciences. You can browse reports or search by keyword. The market reports vary in price but there are detailed table of contents and the first three or four pages available free of charge as a sample. However, any figures or data on […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 5th, 2008

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