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Thursday, August 09, 2012

 

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Effective research on the web is becoming increasingly important as a critical job skill in many work environments. Sure, anyone can enter a few words into a search box, but what sets WebSearch University alumni apart is their ability to use multiple search engines, advanced search techniques, and specialized sources to quickly hone in on relevant, reliable answers. Will you be among the power-searching pros?

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NewsBreaks
Lexis Advance Launches New Features That Expand Content and Enhance Search
by Sabrina I. Pacifici
On July 19, 2012, Lexis announced the latest release of its new platform, Lexis Advance, which provides users with significantly expanded access to content through expanded source selection, topics and browse features, functionality that offers easier, more flexible, customized navigation, and more transparently comprehensive and actionable search results. Marty Kilmer, vice president of product platforms at LexisNexis Legal & Professional (part of Reed Elsevier), announced that the applications suite available to users on the company's new generation platform Lexis Advance will continue to evolve and that additional new features will be forthcoming.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Streamlines Research Process in EndNote X6
The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters announced the release of a substantial upgrade to Thomson Reuters EndNote, the reference management solution. EndNote X6 provides the ability to search, organize, and share reference materials, as well as automatically format bibliographies.
Print Archives Preservation Registry Now Online
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced that the Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) is now available online at http://papr.crl.edu. The registry is designed to support archiving and management of serial collections by providing detailed information about titles, holdings, and terms and conditions of the major print archiving programs. PAPR now includes a searchable database, tab-delimited reports for download, and the simultaneous display of title and holdings information from multiple print archiving programs
Questia Unveils New Website and Expanded Library
Questia, part of Cengage Learning, announced its new website featuring an expanded library, improved navigation for finding research faster, and an interactive reader. To celebrate its site launch, Questia is giving away 1,000 weeklong access codes for free to the first 1,000 people to Like them on Facebook, through the month of August 2012.

NewsLink Spotlight
Expand Your Search Engine Options
by Paula J. Hane
One of the most popular bylined pieces in our NewsBreaks/NewsLink Spotlight collection has been my April 1, 2010 article, "Alternative Search Engines Offer Rich Options." Since things have changed considerably in the last 2-plus years, I decided it was time to look at what some of the most useful options now are for search engines. While Google continues its domination of the search market, some enterprising folks continue to seek out alternatives—for additional features, interface preferences, spam avoidance, or privacy and security reasons.

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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