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Episode 4 of BiblioTech: Search vs. browsing

Rochelle explains the difference between Google searching and academic browsing - and why the two should not be confused.

BY UA/AU | DEC 06 2010

Welcome to BiblioTech – the podcast about emerging technologies for academics. Your host is Rochelle Mazar, an Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Every month you can listen in as Rochelle talks about what’s new in technology and what academics should be paying attention to. It’s hard to keep up all of the new software, tools and gadgets. That’s where Rochelle comes in.

Episode 4 – Search vs. browsing

In this episode, Rochelle explains the difference between Google searching and academic browsing – and why the two should not be confused.

Google searching has become a part of our everyday life. We use it to satisfy our idle curiousities. But it is important to note that academic searching is not like Google searching. Academic searching could be likened to a form of browsing. (Running time: 12:42 mins).


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