Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Google Adding Major Libraries to Database

Is this the Great Leap Forward for the Internet? Google and the 5 universities involved announced a project that will create the Internet we've always dreamed of. The New York Times article is worth registering for:

The Deseret News makes an interesting point: "For serious searchers of knowledge -- academicians and others with a healthy thirst for such things -- easy access will breed information overload. No one will be quite sure when they have read enough. These people are bound to feel like the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Disney's classic film 'Fantasia.' Google will become an endless bucket brigade of information that threatens to bury them alive. And no one will want to be found ignorant of some piece of knowledge they should have known and would have known if they had just searched the 38th page of Google hits."

Google Scholar Search Engine:

Genealogy Search Engine:

Google Advanced Search for Genealogy:

Google Toolbar as a Win PC Essential:

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