A Word from Your Librarian

Before diving into the vast ocean of information at your fingertips, take a deep breath. Ask yourself, “How important is it to get this answer right?” In fact, ask yourself three questions. Is more or less correct good enough? For a double chocolate chip cookie recipe or book review, Google is your friend. If the...
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Fishing in a Landfill

The suggestion of going trout fishing in a landfill sounds both absurd and repulsive, but it provides a graphic analogy for discussion about Google and academic research. Google is popular and probably ranks as the favorite search engine for most people. It quickly and reliably delivers plenty of results, often millions, from a simple keyword...
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