Research Reports: A Guide for Middle and High School Students
Sullivan and Sernoff
Submitter: This book was a gift to the library in 2005, but it was published in 1996. Not terribly old for the subject, but get a load of the Internet “advice” on page 33.
“Although it contains vast amounts of information, the Internet will probably not be useful. Its complexity requires an understanding of sophisticated computer search tools.”
This particular copy was weeded from one branch, but several are still in circulation at other branches, including one in one the most affluent cities in the area!
Holly: I like the next paragraph even better:
“Online database services usually charge a fee for use, while a library may or may not charge for use of CD-ROM packages.”
Sure, some CD-ROM materials still exist, like in genealogy, but that’s getting pretty old-school too. Is this how you want your library represented in a book about doing research? The methods have changed since last week – nevermind 1996!