ERIC Number: EJ673374
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Should We Trust the Internet for Research?
Journal of Information Ethics, v11 n2 p46-52 Fall 2002
This essay extends observations made by the author to Dan Marmion, in his editorial, "The Bully Pulpit" ("Information Technology and Libraries," June 1999). The author makes the point that sometimes a user can find an answer to a reference question more efficiently and effectively in a print source, sometimes in an electronic source, and sometimes in both; the important extra ingredient provided by a reference librarian is the human factor. (AEF)
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Information Sources, Internet, Librarians, Nonprint Media, Printed Materials, Reference Materials, Reference Services, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Research, User Needs (Information)
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