Frequently Asked Questions

What does “outdated” mean in the library world?

Unlike the rest of the world, “outdated” in the library means that the article is older than 5 years. That’s it. It makes no assumptions about whether or not the article is relevant.

What are biological norms, and what is “normal.”

Normal in the real world carries considerable meanings and connotations, yet in the library world, “normal” indicates a state of being that is at equilibrium.

What is the benefit of going to a governmental website and searching from their search window?

Rather than typing a question into google with “your search query” and “the governmental website name,” it is beneficial to go directly to the governmental website and searching because many governmental websites are not indexed. This means that content on governmental website pages won’t show up in google search queries.