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Paragonís free computer furniture catalog provides a glimpse into the past by exhibiting antique items dating back to the mid-1800s. Of course, the catalog also shows off the firmís latest workcenters for classrooms, labs and libraries.  Workcenters, study carrels and tables come in a range of sizes and configurations, including versions for disabled persons. The catalog also explains how readers can win a free computer workstation. Paragon Furniture, Ft. Worth, TX, (800) 451-8546,

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The Librarianís Online Warehouse ( is a free resource for locating and purchasing products for public or private libraries. Visitors can search for companies or products by category or keyword.  Many companies provide direct links to their e-mail addresses and Internet home pages. The Warehouse also features a chat area and monthly product giveaways. AMI, Aliso Viejo, CA, (714) 425-0347.

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National Instruments offers a free 18-page catalog describing how educators and students can use software, computers and data acquisition products to create ìvirtual instrumentsî for teaching and research.  The academic version of the catalog details various applications of virtual instrumentation in engineering, physics, chemistry and other disciplines. Readers will also find information on educational discounts and training courses. National Instruments, Austin, TX, (512) 794-0100,

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This article originally appeared in the 09/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.