While discussing primary and secondary research with my Public Relations Research class, I proposed the following discussion question from our textbook author: “Are libraries necessary for research?”. Most of the student answers touched on using the library to meet with their group members, as oppose to conducting research. I listed a few student answers below for you to ponder. But I’d like to know, do you feel libraries are necessary for research? Take the poll.
Enjoy a few student answers:
I don’t think going to the library for research is necessary anymore because the Internet has everything on it.
I feel that in order to do research effectively you have to go to the library.
It’s not necessary, but I think I’m more productive when working there.
Yes. A lot of useful material can be found at the library.
I believe it is not necessary, but many times it is easiest to meet there because everyone knows where it is.
It depends on the situation, but I think with the Internet the library isn’t always necessary.
NO! You can do online research and other things besides going to the library. No one reads books anymore, duh!
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This afternoon I received an e-mail with the subject line: “Site suggestion: http://www.careerjet.com”. This intrigued me as I has just returned from teaching the PR Practicum course and what did we discuss today, job hunting and networking. The e-mail referenced a page on a website I created and maintained for classes prior to Georgia Southern University implementing a blackboard system. The referenced webpage was a list of helpful websites I put together for students as they embarked on their journey for full-time employment. Although I don’t maintain the site anymore, I do still provide students with the list of helpful job sites that I update each semester. So why not share that information with you as well!
(Note: This list was compiled as a starting points for students and is NOT inclusive, nor a guarantee of job obtainment.)