1. A client asks you to find all publications in English published in 2006 by Hospital for Sick Children geneticist Voula Kanelis. Use File 154, Medline, and the EXPAND command to find all relevant records and print them in bibliographic format (medium format).


?b 154

File 154:MEDLINE(R) 1990-2010/Feb 12(c) format only 2010 Dialog


? e au=kanelis v

Ref   Items  Index-term

E1        1  AU=KANELB SARAH

E2        1  AU=KANELIS N

E3        6 *AU=KANELIS V

E4        9  AU=KANELIS VOULA

E5        1  AU=KANELLAIDIS GEORGE

...


? s e3:e4

      S1      15  AU='KANELIS V':AU='KANELIS VOULA'


? s s1/2006

              15  S1

          673708  PY=2006

      S2       2  S1/2006


? t s2/3/all

2/3/1 

17635639   PMID: 17406304 

Isotope labeling strategies for the study of high-molecular-weight proteins by solution NMR spectroscopy. 

Tugarinov Vitali; Kanelis Voula; Kay Lewis E 

Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A8 Canada. 


2/3/2 

DIALOG(R)File 154: MEDLINE(R)(c) format only 2010 Dialog. All rights reserved.


17096770   PMID: 16531238 

Structural determinants for high-affinity binding in a Nedd4 WW3* domain-Comm PY motif complex. 

Kanelis Voula; Bruce M Christine; Skrynnikov Nikolai R; Rotin Daniela; Forman-Kay Julie D 

Programme in Structural Biology and Biochemistry, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada.


2. Your client is a librarian interested in collection development and management. She wants to identify the top 3 journals on this topic in the field of librarianship. Use File 438 Library Literature and Information Science, and the RANK command, to produce ranked listings of the five journals that have published the most articles on this topic.


? b 438

File 438:Library Lit. & Info. Science 1984-2010/Dec (c) 2010 The HW Wilson Co


      Set  Items  Description

      ---  -----  -----------


? e collection


Ref   Items  Index-term

E1      762  COLLECTING

E2        1  COLLECTIO

E3     7598 *COLLECTION

E4        6  COLLECTION AGENCIES

E5        3  COLLECTION BUILDING (PERIODICAL)

E6     3031  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

E7        2  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCE

E8       13  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION SECTION

E9        1  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT ISSUES FOR THE PRACTITI

E10      17  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT LIBRARIANS OF ACADEMIC

E11       1  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SECTION

E12       1  COLLECTION EVALUATION TECHNIQUES COMMITTEE

E13       1  COLLECTION MANAGEMENT (PERIODICAL)

E14       1  COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTE

E15       9  COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SECTION

E16      11  COLLECTION MANAGEMENT/SELECTION FOR PUBLIC LIB

E17       1  COLLECTIONDEVELOPMENT

E18   12868  COLLECTIONS

E19       1  COLLECTIONS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA LTD

E20       5  COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

E21       2  COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT DIVISION

E22       1  COLLECTIONSAND

E23       2  COLLECTIONSSPECIAL

E24       1  COLLECTIONWIZ

E25     214  COLLECTIVE


Enter P or PAGE for more

? s e5:e17


      S1    3067  'COLLECTION BUILDING

                  (PERIODICAL)':'COLLECTIONDEVELOPMENT'


? rank jn

DIALOG RANK Results

--------------------

RANK: S1/1-3067   Field: JN=  File(s): 438

(Rank fields found in 2627 records -- 495 unique terms) Page 1 of 62

RANK No.  Items  Term

--------  -----  ----

    1      194   COLLECT MANAGE

    2      194   COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

    3      152   COLLECT BUILD

    4      152   COLLECTION BUILDING

    5      145   LIBR ACQUIS

    6      145   LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS

    7      104   AGAINST GRAIN

    8      104   AGAINST THE GRAIN

P =  next page      Pn = Jump to page n

P- = previous page  M =  More Options     Exit = Leave RANK

To view records from RANK, enter VIEW followed by RANK number,

format, and item(s) to display, e.g., VIEW 2/9/ALL.

Enter desired option(s) or enter RANK number(s) to save terms.


?. p

DIALOG RANK Results

--------------------

RANK: S1/1-3067   Field: JN=  File(s): 438

(Rank fields found in 2627 records -- 495 unique terms) Page 2 of 62

RANK No.  Items  Term

--------  -----  ----

    9      104   TECHNICALITIES

   10       72   LIBR J

   11       72   LIBRARY JOURNAL (1976)

   12       67   J LIBR ADM

   13       67   JOURNAL OF LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION

   14       62   LIBR COLLECT ACQUIS TECH SERV

   15       62   LIBRARY COLLECTIONS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TECHNIC

   16       54   J ACAD LIBR

P =  next page      Pn = Jump to page n

P- = previous page  M =  More Options     Exit = Leave RANK

To view records from RANK, enter VIEW followed by RANK number,

format, and item(s) to display, e.g., VIEW 2/9/ALL.

Enter desired option(s) or enter RANK number(s) to save terms.



3. A retired Canadian senior is researching foreclosed properties in Florida. Using File 727, Canadian Newspapers, find newspaper articles on the topic from 2008 to 2009. Choose the best five articles (explaining why they are the best / most relevant) and submit in a format that shows title and lead paragraph.


? b 727


File 727:Canadian Newspapers 1990-2010/Feb 19(c) 2010 Southam Inc.


      Set  Items  Description

      ---  -----  -----------


? s foreclos?(3n)propert?


            6261  FORECLOS?

          316259  PROPERT?

      S1     533  FORECLOS?(3N)PROPERT?


? s florida


      S2  183887  FLORIDA


? s s1 and s2

             533  S1

          183887  S2

      S3      52  S1 AND S2


? s s3/2008:2009


              52  S3

          646339  PY=2008 : PY=2009

      S4      19  S3/2008:2009



? t s4/3,k/all  {use KWIC format to browse and evaluate}



?t s4/4/{5 relevant articles}



4. You work for an IT company interested in launching a new smartphone in the United States. For the advertising campaign, you require a list of Canadian advertising companies with annual newspaper media billings of over $1,000,000. Use File 178, Advertiser & Agency Red Books: Agencies, to produce a report listing company names, city, and billing figures that meet the criteria. SORT your results in order of highest to lowest sales.


? b 178


File 178:Adv.& Agency Red Books:Agencies 2010/Jan (c) 2010 Reed Elsevier Inc


? s cn=canada and mn>1m


             196  CN=CANADA

             334  MN>1M

      S1      10  CN=CANADA AND MN>1M


? sort s1/all/mn,d


      S2      10  Sort S1/ALL/MN,D


? report s2/co,cy,mn/all

                                                             

Agency Name                     City                  Newspaper Media $    

------------------------------  --------------------  --------------

                                                            

BOS Beauchesne Ostiguy & Simar  Montreal                  15,500,000 

Gee Jeffery & Partners (GJP)    Toronto                    7,500,000 

Highwood Communications Ltd.    Calgary                    4,521,000 

McKim Cringan George            Winnipeg                   3,000,000 

Copeland Communications Ltd.    Victoria                   2,750,000 

Prospect Media Inc.             Toronto                    2,500,000 

Canada-Wide The Ad Agency Ltd.  Edmonton                   2,500,000 

Midlyn Day Communications       Vancouver                  2,000,000 

Caldwell Communications         Toronto                    1,500,000 

McGill Buckley                  Ottawa                     1,200,000





5. Your client is a federal politician in Canada seeking information on the public’s perception of proroguing parliament. Using File 411 (DIALINDEX), select the appropriate database in order to find articles on this topic from 2009 until the present. Use the RANK FILE command to order the list. You do not need to conduct the actual search for articles in the database you identify. Just state the database you would recommend using, provide a short discussion of your search strategy, including difficulties and decisions you made in selecting the ranking of databases and the final choice.  Please provide a copy of the ranked list.


?b 411

File 411:DIALINDEX(R)

*** DIALINDEX search results display in an abbreviated ***

*** format unless you enter the SET DETAIL ON command. ***


? sf canadane, govt, pubaff, genmags

   You have 40 files in your file list.

   (To see banners, use SHOW FILES command)


? show files

File  Name

----  -------------

  20: Dialog Global Reporter_1997-2010/Feb 18

 258: AP News Jul_2000-2010/Feb 19

 262: CBCA Fulltext_1982-2010/Feb W3

 583: Gale Group Globalbase(TM)_1986-2002/Dec 13

 616: Canada NewsWire_1999-2001/Mar 09

 635: Business Dateline(R)_1985-2010/Feb 19

 727: Canadian Newspapers_1990-2010/Feb 19

 816: Canada NewsWire_1996-1999/Jun 24

   6: NTIS_1964-2010/Feb W4

  22: Employee Benefits_1986-2010/Jan

  49: PAIS Int._1976-2010/Jan

  66: GPO Mon. Cat._1978-2008/Dec

 120: U.S. Copyrights_1978-2010/Feb 16

 150: Gale Group Legal Res Index(TM)_1980-2010/Jan 20

 180: Federal Register_19852010/Feb 19

 485: Accounting & Tax DB_1971-2010/Feb W2

 581: Population Demographics_2003/Apr

 605: U.S. Newswire_1999-2007/APR 27

 620: EIU:Viewswire_2010/Feb 18

 622: The Economist_2010/Feb 12

 627: EIU: Country Analysis_2010/Feb 18

 628: Ctry Risk & Forecasts_2010/Feb 18

 629: EIU:BUS. Newsletters_2010/Feb 18

 660: Federal News Service_1991-2002/Jul 02

 665: U.S. Newswire_1995-1999/Apr 29

   9: Business & Industry(R)_Jul/1994-2010/Feb 18

  16: Gale Group PROMT(R)_1990-2010/Feb 19

  47: Gale Group Magazine DB(TM)_1959-2010/Jan 28

  88: Gale Group Business A.R.T.S._1976-2010/Feb 19

 111: TGG Natl.Newspaper Index(SM)_1979-2010/Feb 19

 141: Readers Guide_1983-2010/Dec

 160: Gale Group PROMT(R)_1972-1989

 211: Gale Group Newsearch(TM)_2010/Feb 19

 466: Info Latino America_1988-1995/Dec W1

 603: Newspaper Abstracts_1984-1988

 636: Gale Group Newsletter DB(TM)_1987-2010/Jan 18

 637: Journal of Commerce_1986-2010/Feb 17

 861: UPI News_1996-1999/May 27

 149: TGG Health&Wellness DB(SM)_1976-2010/Dec W4

 646: Consumer Reports_1982-2009/Jan


SELECT Statement  (1)


? s prorog? (5n) parliament? and canad?/2009:2010


           Items   File

           -----   ----

              18    20: Dialog Global Reporter_1997-2010/Feb 20

               1   258: AP News Jul_2000-2010/Feb 20

               5   262: CBCA Fulltext_1982-2010/Feb W3

             551   727: Canadian Newspapers_1990-2010/Feb 20

               1    49: PAIS Int._1976-2010/Jan

               3   150: Gale Group Legal Res Index(TM)_1980-2010/Jan 21

               7   620: EIU:Viewswire_2010/Feb 19

               3   622: The Economist_2010/Feb 19

               7   627: EIU: Country Analysis_2010/Feb 19

               2   628: Ctry Risk & Forecasts_2010/Feb 19

               2    16: Gale Group PROMT(R)_1990-2010/Feb 20

               2    47: Gale Group Magazine DB(TM)_1959-2010/Jan 29

               3    88: Gale Group Business A.R.T.S._1976-2010/Feb 20

               2   211: Gale Group Newsearch(TM)_2010/Feb 20

   

   14 files have one or more items; file list includes 40 files.

   One or more terms were invalid in 2 files.


? rank files


Ref        Items   File

---        -----   ----

N1           551   727: Canadian Newspapers_1990-2010/Feb 20

N2            18    20: Dialog Global Reporter_1997-2010/Feb 20

N3             7   620: EIU:Viewswire_2010/Feb 19

N4             7   627: EIU: Country Analysis_2010/Feb 19

N5             5   262: CBCA Fulltext_1982-2010/Feb W3

N6             3   150: Gale Group Legal Res Index(TM)_1980-2010/Jan 21

N7             3   622: The Economist_2010/Feb 19

N8             3    88: Gale Group Business A.R.T.S._1976-2010/Feb 20

N9             2   628: Ctry Risk & Forecasts_2010/Feb 19

N10            2    16: Gale Group PROMT(R)_1990-2010/Feb 20

   14 files have one or more items; file list includes 40 files.




SELECT Statement  (2)


?s (prorog? or postpon? or defer? or delay?) (4w) (parliament? or legislature or house(1w)commons) and canad?/2009:2010


           Items   File

           -----   ----

              24    20: Dialog Global Reporter_1997-2010/Feb 18

             145   258: AP News Jul_2000-2010/Feb 19

               3   262: CBCA Fulltext_1982-2010/Feb W3

             466   727: Canadian Newspapers_1990-2010/Feb 19

               1    49: PAIS Int._1976-2010/Jan

               3   150: Gale Group Legal Res Index(TM)_1980-2010/Jan 20

               4   620: EIU:Viewswire_2010/Feb 18

               3   622: The Economist_2010/Feb 12

               4   627: EIU: Country Analysis_2010/Feb 18

               2   628: Ctry Risk & Forecasts_2010/Feb 18

               2    16: Gale Group PROMT(R)_1990-2010/Feb 19

               2    47: Gale Group Magazine DB(TM)_1959-2010/Jan 28

               5    88: Gale Group Business A.R.T.S._1976-2010/Feb 19

               2   211: Gale Group Newsearch(TM)_2010/Feb 19

               2   636: Gale Group Newsletter DB(TM)_1987-2010/Jan 18

   

   15 files have one or more items; file list includes 40 files.

   One or more terms were invalid in 2 files.

   


? rank files


Ref        Items   File

---        -----   ----

N1           466   727: Canadian Newspapers_1990-2010/Feb 19

N2           145   258: AP News Jul_2000-2010/Feb 19

N3            24    20: Dialog Global Reporter_1997-2010/Feb 18

N4             5    88: Gale Group Business A.R.T.S._1976-2010/Feb 19

N5             4   620: EIU:Viewswire_2010/Feb 18

N6             4   627: EIU: Country Analysis_2010/Feb 18

N7             3   262: CBCA Fulltext_1982-2010/Feb W3

N8             3   150: Gale Group Legal Res Index(TM)_1980-2010/Jan 20

N9             3   622: The Economist_2010/Feb 12

N10            2   628: Ctry Risk & Forecasts_2010/Feb 18