Compare and contrast libraries and the internet as the two major sources of information for use in academic written work
Everybody knows that academic written work is one of the “must” in educational system of every country. In this interact, communicate and technology era, when around 40 % of people a whole world are use the internet (A Day in the Life of the Internet, 2013), it is probably one of the greatest inventions in the century. But the presence of conventional libraries will still be one of the choices for students to get their knowledge, information and ideas for their academic written work. ‘
This essay will compare and contrast libraries and the internet as the two major sources of information for use in academic written work, and argue that both of them are a useful search tools assistance to acquire information and knowledge. This essay will examine libraries and the internet in two features: veracity and efficiency. The veracity of resource is a major priority for academic written work. The information, which we seek online, sometimes might be the fake or false facts.
The reliability and verifiability of the source of information is important for guarantee the quality of academic written work. The truth is out there, but so is the lie. We should be able to check the content and materials, also we should find multiple sources of evidence which are credible or cited. Conversely, the bulk of library involves books, newspapers, journals, documents, theses or even rare book and other special collections with the origin of information which is clear and documented.
Most of the libraries materials are written by well-known authors, who come out with a certain theories or the professionals who are experts in knowledge in that particular field. The efficiency is a second aspect of the comparing and contrasting of libraries and the Internet for academic written work. The speed of information access between libraries and internet are uniquely different. Exploring information on the web gives many different types of opinions from research data. It is beneficial to use the internet how the way to faster find and to get enormous research resource and to find many available examples and information. Also, the fast accessibility of internet gives an opportunity to question findings and discuss concerns.
However, we could still look for the resources in the library with help of indexes or catalogue label of books, newspapers and journals. There are librarian’s references, which also may help to find the right information. In my opinion, we always must use libraries and the internet together for academic written work and nowadaysin every library have free access to the internet. Because some information like statistic, academic research and thesis which we can find via the internet, but information in special subjects only in books. Consequently, both of them are a useful search tools assistance to acquire information and knowledge.