LIBRARY RESOURCES VS I NTERNET
FLORENCIA Z. GARCIA
Today’s advent of technology, students, teachers and researchers tend to use the internet sources rather than printed resources like books and magazines. But is internet really the best way to consult especially in the academic perspective?
I have gathered information that the printed books are still better than the internet sources. The following will prove that the internet is not substitute for traditional sources in the library.
• Not all data are on the internet. Search engines such as google and yahoo are limited. You can’t find specific data from these search engines. Still the most reliable scholarly information is available in books and journals.
• The internet is not organized. Searches are not always relevant to your topic and can cause a lot of wasted time, frustration and confusion.
• Reliability. Sources on the Internet are harder to Identify when you use information in your paper from the Internet, it’s important to print it out and cite your sources. Information taken from the Web can change overnight. Information taken from the library or databases in the library gives the exact location.
The Internet offers convenient, worldwide, current, and interactive material, and the library offers reliable comprehensive, and readable, sources. Use the Internet for the extras it can offer; don’t let it replace the library for your r esear ch .