TITLE

Internet Users Overly Confident, But Naive

AUTHOR(S)
Ishizuka, Kathy
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
School Library Journal;Mar2005, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the results of a survey of the attitudes of Internet users toward their online search abilities in the U.S., as of January 2005. Views of survey respondents on the effectiveness of search engines as a source of information; Reasons behind the need to teach information-literacy skills to students at an early stage; Topics commonly searched by online users.
ACCESSION #
16408981

 

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