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1Bates, M.E.: Quick answers to odd questions.
Inhalt: "One of the things I enjoyed the most when I was a reference librarian was the wide range of questions my clients sent my way. What was the original title of the first Godzilla movie? (Gojira, released in 1954) Who said 'I'm as pure as the driven slush'? (Tallulah Bankhead) What percentage of adults have gone to a jazz performance in the last year? (11%) I have found that librarians, speech writers and journalists have one thing in common - we all need to find information on all kinds of topics, and we usually need the answers right now. The following are a few of my favorite sites for finding answers to those there-must-be-an-answer-out-there questions. - For the electronic equivalent to the "ready reference" shelf of resources that most librarians keep hidden behind their desks, check out RefDesk . It is particularly good for answering factual questions - Where do I get the new Windows XP Service Pack? Where is the 386 area code? How do I contact my member of Congress? - Another resource for lots of those quick-fact questions is InfoPlease, the publishers of the Information Please almanac .- Right now, it's full of Olympics data, but it also has links to facts and factoids that you would look up in an almanac, atlas, or encyclopedia. - If you want numbers, start with the Statistical Abstract of the US. This source, produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, gives you everything from the divorce rate by state to airline cost indexes going back to 1980. It is many librarians' secret weapon for pulling numbers together quickly. - My favorite question is "how does that work?" Haven't you ever wondered how they get that Olympic torch to continue to burn while it is being carried by runners from one city to the next? Or how solar sails manage to propel a spacecraft? For answers, check out the appropriately-named How Stuff Works. - For questions about movies, my first resource is the Internet Movie Database. It is easy to search, is such a popular site that mistakes are corrected quickly, and is a fun place to catch trailers of both upcoming movies and those dating back to the 30s. - When I need to figure out who said what, I still tend to rely on the print sources such as Bartlett's Familiar Quotations . No, the current edition is not available on the web, but - and this is the librarian in me - I really appreciate the fact that I not only get the attribution but I also see the source of the quote. There are far too many quotes being attributed to a celebrity, but with no indication of the publication in which the quote appeared. Take, for example, the much-cited quote of Margaret Meade, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has!" Then see the page on the Institute for Intercultural Studies site, founded by Meade, and read its statement that it has never been able to verify this alleged quote from Meade. While there are lots of web-based sources of quotes (see QuotationsPage.com and Bartleby, for example), unless the site provides the original source for the quotation, I wouldn't rely on the citation. Of course, if you have a hunch as to the source of a quote, and it was published prior to 1923, head over to Project Gutenberg , which includes the full text of over 12,000 books that are in the public domain. When I needed to confirm a quotation of the Red Queen in "Through the Looking Glass", this is where I started. - And if you are stumped as to where to go to find information, instead of Googling it, try the Librarians' Index to the Internet. While it is somewhat US-centric, it is a great directory of web resources."
2Bates, M.E.: Finding the question behind the question.
In: Information outlook. 2(1998) no.7, S.19-21.
Abstract: Discusses the art of the reference interview, suggesting that although it may be possible that the ability to conduct a good reference interview can only be learned through experience, there are some useful pointers that can help librarians hone their skills and identify possible problem areas: these are discussed. Points out that time invested in the primary reference interview is time that does not have to be spent later on when it turns out the client really wanted something different
3Bates, M.E.: Gale's Ready Reference Shelf on CD-ROM : CD-ROM review.
In: Information today. 14(1997) no.3, S.28-29.
Abstract: Reviews Gale's Ready Reference Shelf CD-ROM which enables library patrons to find their own information. Although this CD is marketed to libraries for patrons to do their own referencing, it is more appropriately used by librarians since it is an index to information sources, not the sources themselves. The CD gives Access to the following resources: Encyclopedia of Associations; Publishers Directory; Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media; Directories in Print; Newsletters in Print; Gale Directory of Databases; Directory of Special Libraries; Research Centres Directory; and the Encyclopedia of American Religions. The software allows a number of sources to be searches simultaneously. Discusses quick searches; extended searches; the command line expert search; and compares the product with Microsoft's Bookshelf which contains a dictionary, almanac, thesaurus, basic encyclopedia and related material
Objekt: Gale's Ready Reference Shelf ; Bookshelf
4Bates, M.E.: Knight-Ridder on the Web : a brave new wolrd for searchers?.
In: Searcher. 5(1997) no.6, S.28-37.
Abstract: Knight Ridder Information Inc. introduced DIALOG Web in Mar 97. Reviews: connecting the WWW service, searching, formats and output, and downloading. Also reviews DataStar Web (http://dsweb.krinfo.ch), comparing it to DIALOG Web. Cocludes that neither are adequate substitutes to command line searching for professional searchers
Themenfeld: Retrievalsprachen ; Suchoberflächen
Objekt: Knight-Ridder ; DIALOG ; DataStar
5Bates, M.E.: Compton's New Media.
In: Link-up. 12(1995) no.5, S.16-17.
Abstract: Describes a number of CD-ROM databases from Compton's New Media for home use: Interactive encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of American history, Sporting new pro football guide, The pill book, The Bernstein bears learning at home, Haight-Asbury in the sixites, and Life styles of the rich and famous cookbook
Objekt: Compton encyclopedia