help on the net
Thu Sep 28 01:31:01 EST 1995
On 27 Sep 1995, muriel lederman wrote:
> I, too, am getting sick and tired of people asking for netters to do their
> work for them. The best response I've seen came over the virology net.
> Someone had posted a (fairly typical request) for "everything you know
> about virus Z". The email address ended in pitt.edu. Someone responded back
> with "suggest you start with the library at the U of Pittsburgh medical
> school, address is 6th and whatever". I laughed a lot!
I have asked twice now for help researching different topics on the net.
Before I ask for help, I have tried all avenues open to me eg Medline,
Current contents, Cab abstracts etc. I work full time and study a Grad
dip in Biotechnology parttime (I have done ALL my study parttime). A
current subject requires lit reviews of 500 words using papers current
this year. As I am biology trained and not medically trained, I am
having trouble locating the references suggested using the key words I
understand. Hence my request to the net (and my peers) for guidance.
Todate, NO-ONE has offered any help. In other newsgroups I have been
able to contribute greatly, answering many questions because I COULD. I
see this as networking and have learnt many skills in conversing clearly
and fluently with other scientists. I am NOT asking you to do my work,
just to guide me so that I can learn from other peoples experiences.
What a waste of a day if you dont learn at least one thing.
If I can help ONE person, then I am a success.
Have I missed your point and do you understand mine?
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