The Internet and Electronic Resources for Pediatricians
Search Programs and Search Robots - Search While You Sleep
There are 50 or more programs on the World Wide Web that can
be used to find specific information desired. You can find information by subject,
language, date, topic, author, as well as country, domain, or file size. Some of these
programs are specifically designed to locate individuals.
One of the most important skills needed by the professional of the 21st Century is to be able to wade through the enormous volume of documents made available to find the best quality information. If you are not an efficient user of the tools available, you will end up like the cartoon character who was trying to get a drink of water from a fully charged firehose.
There are Intelligent Robot Software Systems that search the Internet 24 hours a day. The software is instructed to search for topics of interest; the software tracks and delivers the information to your computer desktop on a continuous basis.
An example of this type of service can be downloaded free from the Pointcast Network Home Page: