Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Book Indexes

From an email received October 10.
I've noticed ... that students don't know how to use an index in the back of a book. For instance if they want information on the Battle of Bull Run and we don't have a book on it, then they don't ever think to look in the index of a book on the Civil War.

            Holly Hebert, Librarian, Rochester College

-D.D.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wikia Search

Wikia Search does not seem to be ready to compete with Google or Yahoo. Response time was a lot slower, and a search for Indiana Wesleyan University on October 8, 2008, did not display the university home page in the first ten results.

Visually, the Wikia text box for entering a search seemed skewed extremely far to the right, to the point of hiding the "Search" button in common resolutions -- see following image -- David Dial





-D.D.