Monday, April 23, 2012
Google, it's there but it's not
The librarian will then suggest looking in our databases, looking at our journal and newspaper list perhaps to find out if we have access to a certain article or journal, or our catalog to find a book. If we don't have it, we'll suggest using our interlibrary loan service. The point is that the library supplies a lot of added value to our online pages that simply isn't in Google. That doesn't make Google a bad thing, but it is what it is, namely a service pointing to things that are online somewhere - but it can't take you behind publisher or vendor restrictions etc. We can, because we pay for that access for you. So if we suggest not relying solely on Google but that you work through our pages instead, we're really just trying to help, not just hush you up!