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Thursday, 13th June 2013

New Dialog Debuts at SLA

By Africa S. Hands

From Knowledgespeak:

The completely rebuilt Dialog information service made its official debut at the Special Libraries Association Conference in San Diego. Now called ProQuest Dialog, the service reinvents a classic resource making its rich, unique content – about a billion documents – accessible for the first time to searchers of all skill levels. Three intuitive search modes in the same interface enable content from the world's most authoritative publishers to be quickly pinpointed and delivered in ready-to-use form.

Until now, using Dialog has required intensive training and practice, leaving it inaccessible to a new generation of users.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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