Searching for Biologists? - Give it a try

Dan Jacobson danj at WELCHGATE.WELCH.JHU.EDU
Sun Jan 24 19:12:13 EST 1993

                    Searching For Biologists

Looking for someone to collaborate with?
Looking for someone with expertise in a specific field?
Looking for someone's address?

Well here's a good place to start - you can search for people
by name, location, and an abstract describing their research 

Just point gopher at (
and go into the following directory:

  -->    15. Searching For Biologists/  

What appears here is the pilot project for a database which
will help you to find other scientists. 

At present you can search for scientists who are funded by the

1) U.S. Department of Energy - to work on the Genome project;
2) U.S. National Institutes of Health - to work on the Genome project;  
3) U.S. National Science Foundation;
4) U.S. Department of Agriculture and;
5) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

The searches for Genome researchers are run locally while the others
are at present run remotely.  The term "Genome" is a very general 
categorization - you will find people from a wide range of disciplines 
and interests represented in these searches.

Search Capabilities:

Searches (1, 2, and 4) support booleans (and, or, not), wildcards (*), and 
phrase searches (" "). (Kudos go to Don Gilbert for the boolean Wais code.) 
Search (5) supports two booleans (and, or), but not wildcards or phrase 
searches. Search (3) has only simple keyword searching.

Now if that last section was a bit confusing - just try it out, 'tis easier
to do than to explain' :-).

Happy Searching,

Dan Jacobson

danj at

Johns Hopkins University

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