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Monday, November 24, 2003
Why libraries are great - Writer's Digest  
I liked this. It explains why writers should still (hey!) use the library for their information gathering needs, rather than relying on Google and the 'net exclusively. Benefits of libraries discussed include classification, selection of authoritative sources, the ability to search controversial materials without fear of an invasion of privacy, and the presence of information experts. Not sure I like the article's dismissive tone towards bloggers, though. The list of ten cool library manuevers for writers is, um, cool too.

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