Can the internet substitute for library searches?

Robert C. Hodson hodson at UDEL.EDU
Tue Oct 8 08:08:28 EST 1996


David:  It is fairly easy to distinguish between the two query
types you mention in your message. Even so, the first response
we should make to EVERY query --- if the information is not provided by
the student --- is to ask what the student has done already to answer
his/her own question.  That sends the message that local resources
(library, faculty, other students) should be searched before casting on
Internet waters.

Bob

Robert C. Hodson
Department of Biology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
(302)831-8440




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