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  • Wikipedia Anyone can edit it Inaccurate and erroneous information Vandalism (in Wikipedia you are not supposed to write about yourself- controversies about living biographies editing your own biography to present yourself in a better light. Most fans of Wikipedia will agree that when it comes to scholary research. Wikipedia should not be used as a primary resource. It’s a place to start, just like any print encyclopedia is. Once you have a basic understanding of the topic, you can then move on to a more specific and reliable resources.)

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  • Where do you go to get information for a research paper? 
  • Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. What did you do in High School? 
  • Internet Myths
      • Everything worth finding is already on the Web.
      • Google searches the whole Web.
      • The best information is found in the first 10 results.
      • Searching is easy.
      • Everything is free.
      • Everything is truthful, authoritative, accurate.
  • http://www.juanico.co.il/Main%20frame%20-%20English/Issues/invisible%20web.gif Search engines only crawl 16-20% of the Internet.
  • “ Why should you use the library?” The Invisible Web
  • What is the Invisible Web? There's information out there that is actually not indexed in the big search engines. Such Web pages are part of what's called the Dark , Deep , Hidden or Invisible Web .     http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/invisible-web
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  • http://www.kn.att.com/wired/21stcent/wversus.html
  • “ Why should you use the library?”
      • Library Catalog
      • Books, E-books
      • Newspapers (current & historical)
      • Magazines
      • Journals
      • Media (documentaries, motion pictures, anime)
      • Over 200 Specialized Databases (images, statistics, articles, primary documents, music, film scripts)
      • We subscribe to fee-based databases, we pay so you don’t have to!
      • Archives
      • Special Collections
  • How is the library different than Google?
      • Content is reviewed and recommended by librarians. Quality/reliable- the information is more reliable than information found on the Internet.
      • Information is stable.
      • Organization -Materials arranged by standardized classification system Uses universal cataloging systems that classify and organize all resources.The library is organized by LC (Library of Congress) call numbers
      • Assistance -Help from  library staff can improve quality of research
      • Has knowledgeable reference librarians to help you locate resources.
      • Availability of historical items -Libraries keep & preserve materials
      • You are more likely to find academic or scholarly sources. These sources will most likely be peer-reviewed.
      • Controlled vocabulary, thesaurus, subject headings
  • Google doesn’t have a OneCard… … but you do!
  • Use your OneCard to access library resources from off-campus.