Electronic Boy's Life?
Robert Paul Malchow, Ph.D. 312-996-2025 (U50311@UICVM.BITNET)
Fri, 15 Nov 1991 09:57:07 CST
This might be asking a lot:
Like most scouts, my son receives "Boy's Life" magazine,
which has many interesting suggestions on sundry topics as
well as many plain interesting stories. I would like to
know if there is an *electronic listing* of the contents of
the issues of previous "Boys Life" magazines, similar in
format to what is used in "Current Contents" (see bottom of
message if unfamiliar with CC).
If there were, he could then readily find past issues
using key words such as "pinewood derby", to find
suggestions on how to build the fastest/most original/etc
car, or "winter camping" to find out what he should bring on
our upcoming winter excursion.
He may recall reading an article about such a topic,
but finds it very difficult remembering which issue it
was in; also, the thought of trying to search through 30-odd
issues is more than he (or I!!) can bear! Also, I am sure
there are many interesting articles in older issues that
we have simply never seen.
If there is no such electronic listing, perhaps
creating one might make for a reasonable Eagle project???
Best regards from
Paul "this is the Information Age, after all!" Malchow
NOTE on Current Contents:
Each weekly issue of CC lists the contents pages of hundreds
of journals; the title of each article, the authors' names
and their addresses are listed. It now comes in electronic
form, which permits very rapid searches to find articles
that might be of interest. Thus, I might search a CC disk
for the key word "retina" to retrieve articles with this in
the title. It is the only way I can keep up with what's
happening in my field of endeavor (visual neurobiology).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City