Navigating a post-Google information world


Sometimes it’s easy to spot the more dubious…ahem, “facts” that have a tendency to pop up online, but what about when a source’s credibility is a little more murky? Read on to find out how you can level up your information literacy and become truly research savvy. Continue reading

Scandalous! Librarian Endorses Wikipedia!

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Photo by Carol Schapiro.

Wikipedia is the best thing since sliced bread.  There, I said it!  When it comes to giving you ready answers to pressing questions, like the names of all seven wives of King Henry VII, or all seven husbands of Elizabeth Taylor, Wikipedia is the bomb!

Librarians use it all the time, but they do it in private, like it’s a dirty little secret.  Just yesterday, I needed to know the Georgian surname of Joseph Stalin ( Jugashvili) before he changed his name to the Russian word meaning “man of steel”.  It was easy.  Thank you, Wikipedia! Continue reading