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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Revenge of the Print Reference Materials!

Internet access is down in the library because I.T. is working on the servers. A student approached the ref desk and said "I can't get on the Internet and I need some information on carbon tetrachloride. Are there any reference books with that in it?" I took him to the CRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistry. His reaction after flipping through a few pages: "Wow, there's a lot of stuff in here!" He took the book with him to a study room.

On the other hand, I'm reading a book by a big-shot scholar who cites Wikipedia in his bibliography.


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