How do you seek information
There is new research on How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age reported on at thought leader Stephen Abram's blog Stephen's Lighthouse. The report says that college students generally use the same trusted sources no matter what their research needs. I hope that people with research problems in my organization are not in that same rut.
Escape the rut:
- Unfortunately not everything is available through Google, even though I love it and wish I had bought shares when the IPO launched.
- There are other search engines too
- Use more than the first page of search results
- Remember to use a defined legal research process - while you use the same method, the specific tools will change (see also W. Berkenbosch Practical Strategies slides from the ELLA Head Start Program)
- Wikipedia gets cited in court and sometimes it is not a positive cite
- You need a password for much of the good stuff
- Textbooks are your friend
- Speed up your gathering by calling the library