Allow Students to Pursue their Interests in the Library Databases

My college recently acquired access to tens of thousands of new journals and books via the online databases. The idealists among us would expect droves of students to have raced from their Xboxes and their vehicles to begin sifting through the over a million new pages now awaiting their keyword searches. But alas, no great spike in database access manifested in the online traffic logs. It would seem that access to gigantic bodies of information does not generate much enthusiasm or curiosity in the hearts of students. The idealists among us blink in the harsh light of this realization and wonder: how can we can get students through the library portal and into the uncharted wilds of interesting new knowledge? One possible answer is for teachers to share with students what they love about libraries.

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