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June 1999, Week 3


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"Wilson, Pat" <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 12:49:00 -0500
"Wilson, Pat" <[log in to unmask]>
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Boy, I'd like to live in the world some of you live in.  No problem, just
dump PubMed, etc. and go to Ovid or Dialog or one of the other EXPENSIVE
products.  My guess is that by far the greatest majority of us live in the
poor as church mice world of making do with the least expensive product or
not making do at all.  I too wish PubMed had some of the features of Elhill,
but until it does that's what we're stuck with.  For most of the searching
we do it is okay, emphasis on okay.  They have made improvements and
hopefully will continue to do so.

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> From:         Vislava Tylman[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Vislava Tylman
> Sent:         Friday, June 18, 1999 12:14 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Demise of Medlars access?
> Hi Elhill Veterans!
> I think the last suggestion is a good one. Why to invest money (our money)
> making changes and improvements in PubMed/Entrez software which was never
> designed for searching? Why not to use one of the existing search engines?
> ISI did it and as far as I know, is not planning to spend money for major
> improvements in their old software, adopted OVID instead.
> IGM was  great with Elhill software, you could use Elhill commands, but we
> lost this option when IGM was transferred to the PubMed software.
> Is text word searching really the same as mapping? Can mapping replace
> text word searching? I don't think so!
> Well, Elhill Veterans & Lovers,  we are disappearing species.
> As I was told, the new generation of librarians will be learning about
> PuBMed and using PubMed, and will be very happy with the parking lot!
> Never heard about paradise! :-)
> teal, I love it!
> No, I am not against PubMed, some of the features are great, and free
> access is not bad, but the search engine is poor and far away from what
> professional searchers need.
> Have a great weekend everybody!
> Vislava