Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 15 01:38:41 UTC 2002

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> call, but c'mon!!...The American Periodical Series online is not
> finished yet.  PUCK and LIFE and SPIRIT OF THE TIMES aren't online yet.
> It's going to get much better in the next six months.  It's like the
> American Memory and Making of America databases in that you have to keep
> checking it for new additions--ed.)

Barry, do you find, as I do, that American Periodical Series has a huge
percentage of false hits for the earlier years, like 90%?  I find this
substantially detracts from its usefulness.


Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
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  Access and Lecturer in Legal Research     Yale University Press,
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