MAGHOUND Magazine Membership Service Goes Beta by ProQuest

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                                                                                         switch titles at any time. During the beta period, there will be 240 titles available,
MAGHOUND Magazine                                                                        including Men’s Health, ELLE, Maxim, Ladies’ Home Journal, Popular Science, PC
Membership Service Goes Beta                                                             Magazine, Runner’s World, Car and Driver, and more. MAGHOUND plans to add
                                                                                         more titles on an ongoing basis.
  A beta version of MAGHOUND Enterprises, Inc.’s online-based MAGHOUND                      Source: MAGHOUND Enterprises, Inc. (www.maghound.com)
magazine membership service has hit the web. Members can visit the MAGHOUND
website and subscribe to up to 15 magazines for one monthly fee with the ability to
                                                                                         Science.gov 5.0
                                                                                         Hits the Web
                                                                                            The U.S. Department of
                                                                                         Energy launched Science.gov
                                                                                         5.0, a free, single-search gate-
                                                                                         way that provides access to
                                                                                         science and technology infor-
                                                                                         mation from 17 organizations
                                                                                         within 13 federal science agen-
                                                                                         cies. The latest version adds
                                                                                         seven new databases and por-
                                                                                         tals, a new clustering tool, and
                                                                                         links to EurekAlert! Science
                                                                                         News and Wikipedia.
                                                                                            Source: U.S. Department of
                                                                                         Energy (www.energy.gov)




            Database Review                                                              StateMaster
     (continued from page 37)                                                               StateMaster (SM) does
                                                                                         the same aggregation work
                                                                                         for the 50 U.S. states, but it
      including the U.N. agencies and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation         is smaller than NM, claim-
      and Development (OECD). The omnipresent Wikipedia also provides data. This         ing about 3,500 statistics.
      is less troubling than it sounds since most of the Wikipedia content consists of   These are arranged into 20
      statistical data that’s been loaded without tampering from the originator. Nev-    broad categories, reflecting
      ertheless, even though Wikipedia is generally sound, any reliance upon it is       the principal data concentra-
      considered suspect.                                                                tions of the states. Search-
          NM’s principal achievement has been to arrange all this disparate data into    ing and browsing are simi-
      a single interface. NM does not link to the data sources; instead, it imports      lar to NM. Its search engine
      data and organizes it into a common format. This is a great convenience since      goes directly into SM data
  
								
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