Katrina Ivatts

Yes, I use a library often and think that the information there is often very relevant and reliable. I find using periodical databases such as EBSCOhost to be very useful, especially as you can search using Boolean logic, keywords, using the thesaurus, or a combination of these functions. As a library science student, I also use the Internet, but use it sparingly. The Internet is wonderful for up-to-the minute news, such as CNN. For research purposes, I find that the hits I receive using a library catalog or periodical database are often the most reliable and on target for my research needs. Often, the algorithms used by search engines do not rank items by relevancy as proficiently because companies can pay to have a high ranking in the search results received for various searches.