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February 25, 2000

  1. "Bare Bones" Internet Searching for Librarians and Other Academics
  2. Titles To Make You Smile: It's Criminal
  3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


How would you like a simple lesson in searching the Web? How about a lesson that would give you a better understanding of search engines and one that would teach you how to get better results when entering search queries? If this sounds too good to be true, just check out the University of South Carolina at Beaufort Library's online tutorial, Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web.

The online tutorial was created by the head librarian at USCB, Ellen Chamberlain, with the specific needs of professors and students in mind, but the tutorial could benefit anyone needing help in searching the Internet. The tutorial includes basic search definitions, search tips and techniques, and offers lessons on specific search engines such as Yahoo, Excite, and others.

Before you think to yourself, "not another tutorial," take a look at this one. It's short, to the point, and designed to be utilized in whole or in part. For instance, you could take a look at Lesson 7, Basic Search Tips and this section alone could greatly improve your search queries. It lists search tips that will work with most search engines to get you the results you want.

If you would like more information about the tutorial or if you want to check it out for yourself, visit the Web at:


--submitted by Kelly Fields


These titles reflect the compiler's notions of the humorous, wry, ironic or unusual, and should not be construed as reflecting any other opinion or judgment, nor the editorial opinion of SUL/AIR News.

Gender outlaw : on men, women, and the rest of us / Kate Bornstein. -- New York : Routledge, 1994. APB6974 / HQ77.9 .B67 1994 / Green Library - Stacks.

If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve [sound recording] / Jello Biafra. -- San Francisco, CA. : Alternative Tentacles, p1998. a4137898 / ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES VIRUS 201 / ARS - Stacks.

The love sonnets of a hoodlum / by Wallace Irwin, with an introd. by Gelett Burgess. -- San Francisco, Elder and Shepard, 1902. ADR3767 / PS3517 .R9 L89 1902 / Special Collections - Felton.

Our cities burn, while we play cops and robbers / Bernard Botein. -- New York, Simon and Schuster [1972] ADK1569 / HV8138 .B59 / Green Library - Stacks.

The outlaw bible of American poetry / edited by Alan Kaufman. -- New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c1999. a3979258 / PS613 .O88 1999 / Green Library - Stacks.

The Robber kitten / with twenty-two illustrations by John Rea Neill. -- Philadelphia : H. Altemus, c1904. AFG4078 / PZ10.3 .R529 1904t / Special Collections - Rare Books.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week.

Library Specialist (2/21/00); REQ# J000446

Library Specialist (2/21/00); REQ# J000460

Administrative Associate (2/21/00); REQ# J000448

Administrative Associate (2/21/00); REQ# J000455

System Software Developer (2/21/00); REQ# J000457

Curator for Slavic and East European Collections (2/00); Position# 68

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

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