At the State University of New York at Albany
, we learned about information science while completing our MLS
's. While none of what I learned in those particular courses had anything to do with computer science, there was much worthwhile information about legal and ethical issues involving libraries and the internet
. Most libraries now have access to a variety of electronic databases
, and the good ones also have reference librarians
who trained to help you use them.
While a great deal of excellent information is available, some very senior professors were trained in the days when computers were something with vacuum tubes. I knew someone who wrote a thirty page seminar paper in a few days. He was told his original proposal to research science education on the internet was too broad, and narrowed it down to physics. A search engine turned up scads of hits, many of homepages of physics departments at other universities. Typing speed was not the only bottleneck here, but it was one of them.