The Brave New World of Book Research

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Article Citation: Goldsborough, Reid. "The Brave New World of Book Research." Teacher Librarian 33.3 (2006): 49. The Brave New World of Book Research For research over the Internet, one or the last great frontiers still largely unexplored is that of books. Say, for instance, that you are looking For background information to help with a business presentation. For some time now you have been able to search the Web For government data; information put out by companies, nonprofits, and hobbyists; and newspaper and magazine articles. You can use free web-search tools such as Google and Yahoo! or professional services such as Dialog (www.dialog.com) and LexisNexis (www.lexis- nexis.com). But, with some exceptions, you cannot search through the huge repository of knowledge found in books. You need to go to a library for that. This situation will change. The two largest and most prominent Internet search companies have recently locked horns in what will likely be an epic battle to bring consumers the same productivity and convenience benefits with books that are derived from using the Web to search through other media. Google, with Google Print (print.google.com), and Yahoo! with the Open Content Alliance (www.opencontentalliance.org), are taking previous book-archiving efforts to a new level. The first widely accessible effort to place the full
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ED 21086 taught by Professor Jeanmitchell during the Spring '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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