This newsgroup is utterly dreadful....

Richard P. Grant rgrant at
Fri Feb 11 08:26:54 EST 2000

In article 
<6408F335A197D3118E230000F802ED3112FBC1 at atmmail.rtdm.techaust.riotinto.c>, David.Barr at ("Barr, David (RTD)") wrote:

>  For me, using the
> internet to short circuit a trawl through an academic library *is* using
> initiative.  

Depends whether you want someone to spoonfeed you the answer or to tell 
you where to look.

For example, if I'm interested in working with someone who has a project 
addressing the regulation of spon in response to wibble, then I'd do a 
PubMed search.  If that failed to turn up anything then I'd probably ask 
an appropriate froup, but say what research I'd already attempted.

OTOH, if I were an undergraduate being asked to find out about the 
regulation of spon in response to wibble then, if I asked about it I'd 
ask for pointers, so an answer such as 'Look at PubMed: '
would be useful.

Just my tuppence.


Richard P. Grant MA DPhil          
Structural Studies Group, MRC-LMB
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