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Re: Papers,Reports,etc

In a message dated 11/15/98 4:54:44 PM EST, cbrochu@fmppr.fmnh.org writes:

<< >Go to university library or museum library. And know what you want, or
 >waste time.
 I respectfully disagree.  Some of my most valuable discoveries have come
 from blindly flipping through journals in a library. >>

Sorry for terseness of comment, which led to misunderstanding. Idea was that
you go to geology library rather than, say, humanities library, if you want
geology references. Once in the science shelves, of course flip through
everything, particularly geo and paleo bibliographic indexes, latest
Zoological Record, etc. Search out foreign journals if possible. (Not to
disparage humanities libraries, which also have interesting stuff, but not
likely to find scientific papers there.) Take time to learn layout and
organization of nearby libraries, too.