“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~ Sherlock Holmes Whether you want to know how many Costa outlets have opened in London last year, the outlook of the cosmetics market in Hong Kong or …

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Knovel is one of the most novel approaches to presenting information we have ever seen.  Offering a choice between standard search and an interactive matrix of search criteria that return physico-chemical data, formulae, information, and more for the physical sciences, …

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Google is great for many things, and while librarians seem to spend their lives preaching about its limitations for academic research, there are a number of interesting specialist tools Google have developed on the quiet that offer access to some …

Google has been busy… Read more »

TOTD hears that this will be the “next big thing”.  We’ve looked at Wordle before but here are more: http://www.bewitched.com/ has some interesting examples – particularly the Name Voyager and here’s a delightfully library oriented lot: http://www.infochembio.ethz.ch/en/holdings.html Now why can’t all …

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