WikipediaAnyone can edit itInaccurate and erroneous informationVandalism(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 scholarly 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.)
Why use the libraryat ngcsu
Why use the Library
at North Georgia?
Library Technology Center
Where do you go to get
information for a research
Welcome to Wikipedia, the free
encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Where did you get your
research information in High
• Everything worth finding is on the Web.
• Google searches the whole Web.
• The best information is found in the first 10
• Searching is easy.
• Everything is free.
• Everything is truthful, authoritative, accurate.
Devine, Jane and Francine Egger-Sider. Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching
New York: Neal-Schuman 2009. Print.
Did you know…?
Search engines crawl only 16-20% of the Internet
“Why should you use the library?”
The Invisible Web
What is the Invisible Web?
• There's a huge amount of information not
found by the big search engines. It is part of
the Deep, Dark, Hidden or Invisible Web.
• Specialized, restricted, proprietary information
is in the Invisible Web.
• The library has access to many databases
with this kind of information.
Why should you use the library?
• Not everything is on the internet.
In the library you can browse and read books, articles,
encyclopedias, and other print materials that are not free online.
• Not everything is free.
The library has access to many fee-based databases with
thousands of articles, and other data.
• Librarians (and your professors) spend time selecting quality
materials. We collect scholarly and authoritative materials
especially for your classes.
• Personal assistance from North Georgia librarians, library staff and
Technology Help Desk.
Sure, Google is convenient.
But you want the best information…
Not just what’s convenient.
Use the Library!
Thanks to Elisa Slater Acosta and her “Why should I use the library?” from Loyola Marymount University