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    i regularly use proquest and heritage through sabr and of course read their publications but i've never used any other of their services - what do you guys pull from there? do you use the web site much?

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    Does anyone use this web site?

    I personally have a hard time with it. I love the Biography Project but I can't seem to get to it from the site - I go to Google to do so.

    The forum is inactive and the encyclopedia doesn't seem to offer much.

    I'll use the directory to contact baseball researchers; that's very helpful.

    Is there any good info I'm not noticing?

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    • #3
      I am thinking of joining SABR. I recently asked Bill Burgress about SABR and he recommended that I join.
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #4
        I find that SABR-L, the research list site, is one of the benefits of SABR that I use most often. You can have the daily summary sent to you or you can get each note as it is posted.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
          I am thinking of joining SABR. I recently asked Bill Burgress about SABR and he recommended that I join.
          SABR is definitely worth joining. They are doing a great job with their pulications, Bio Project and other endeavors. I'm only referringto the web site.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mike Hoban View Post
            I find that SABR-L, the research list site, is one of the benefits of SABR that I use most often. You can have the daily summary sent to you or you can get each note as it is posted.
            I don't get SABR-L. Everything seems out of date. It's not easy to puruse. I can't find the list of topics, nor can I find any recent posts.

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            • #7
              I thought that SABR was disconnected from ProQuest? I can get access to ProQuest through my library but I don't see a link to get it via SABR anymore.

              The page with all the research tools has some good links. I noticed that a few of them are old and don't work. I agree with you that some of the tools that they have are not the greatest - e.g. SABR-L and the Encyclopedia.

              One of the best tools is the Baseball Index. I have used the Baseball Index several times and I think that is a very good resource to find all of the documents that are out there on any given player. If you are doing any research, that's a good place to start.
              "Batting slumps? I never had one. When a guy hits .358, he doesn't have slumps."

              Rogers Hornsby, 1961

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              • #8
                SABR lost ProQuest at the end of 2006. It's was a shortsighted policy change at ProQuest and unfortuantely there was nothing SABR could do.

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                • #9
                  I was all set to join SABR at the end of 2006 but when I read they were losing ProQuest and access to the Clipper I changed my mind. One thing I do use at the website is their online copies of Sporting Life. They have, iirc, the issues from 1899 and 1900 online.

                  Also, the 19th century egroup is a great source of information. It's only open to SABR members but, if you ask really nicely, they'll let you join for a few months.
                  Last edited by hubkittel; 01-23-2008, 01:12 PM.

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