Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Researching Online Versus Researching In The Library



Many students would not want to go to the library these days as the internet seems to provide everything all the information they need to know. However, online research must never be used as complete replacement to researching in the library. It must only serve as an aid to the actual legwork that you need to do for a certain project. 

The library is a well-spring of professional sources like books, encyclopedias, newspapers and other research papers. Unlike most of the information acquired online, the research data you would get from a library include names of established authors. Therefore, the credibility of such data may not be questioned. More so, you can get a hard copy of archived reading materials which are dated years back. Nothing beats the feeling of holding something that is part of history especially if the material has the signature of an important personality.


Round the clock accessibility is what the internet can offer. This is coupled by quick updates on any post. The internet is also helpful to those who preferences in the learning methodologies. Some just learn best through a combination of text and video. 

In conclusion, both kind of research is useful and may be used hand in hand to achieve the utmost results you need.