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Googlization

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Abstract
In this paper, the main focus will lie on the differences that the librarians and students have when they tend to retrieve or manage the information that they search through online databases. Furthermore, we will discuss the importance of the knowledge management and controlled vocabulary as the main distinction between those librarians who are successful at information retrieval and teaching it and those students that aren’t. We will discuss this under the light of some of the large search engines or web portals that are available to the librarians and the students as part of their search archives like Google; highlighting some of the facts that should be known and/or taught about these web portals before they can be used to gather accurate information. Introduction

There are many kinds of information retrieval tools existing in the internet for Librarian and patron usage which allows access to thousands of documents in the internet. The internet is composed of numerous computer networks worldwide and has become a powerful tool for information storage, retrieval and dissemination. Locating specific information from such a huge network may require numerous search techniques, time and patience when searching for a subject in the web even if the information is just a click away. This process may involve visits to numerous websites and reading the available information. This lengthy search process can be reduced to a less extensive time if the correct vocabulary is utilized for searching as there are hundreds of sites available in the net. Many adults, teenagers, children, students, etc., not being schooled in search techniques may find themselves in a quagmire receiving information both related and unrelated to their topic of interest. One of the ways to do this effectively is through the application of the process of knowledge management. Knowledge management, as the name suggests, simply means to manage or tackle the information that one is exposed...

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