ERIC Number: EJ714040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Reference Count: 5
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Teacher Librarian, v32 n4 p62 Apr 2005
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Descriptors: Internet, Selective Dissemination of Information, Information Retrieval, Search Engines, Information Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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