Rapid changes in technology have created a revolution in the way libraries provide access to information.College students are no longer limited to the physical library for scholarly sources of information, yet the library and its librarians remain central in selecting and organizing authoritative information and educating the college community about these resources.
Since different types of information may only be available electronically or in print, both traditional print sources and Web documents are necessary to do thorough research on most topics.
In many cases, the Library owns materials in more than one format. There may or may not be differences in the content of materials in print and on the Web, but there are usually differences in presentation. Librarians can provide guidance to Evaluate Information and the proper style to Cite Sources including MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian and others.
Some faculty choose to limit the number of Web sources students may use in the bibliographies of their papers. There are, however, a few problems with this requirement that you might wish to discuss with a librarian: