Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Librarians -- the Original Search Engines

This came out a year ago, but bears repeating:

Also troubling to the researchers was their finding that students don't typically ask librarians for help, even when they know the resource is available. Asher says librarians are "absent from most students' academic worldview." They don't realize that 30 minutes with the librarian could open up a whole range of scholarly research material and databases that aren't available through a quick Google search.

From Just Google It: How Search Engines Stunt College Students' Research Skills, August 30, 2011.


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