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  • Becca Baker, Casey Fox, Mary Rayme, Pamela Wiggins 2
  • Evaluation of Reference Answering Services
  • Which is the best reference? And why? ?
  • [CLOSED-ENDED] When was Lincoln assassinated?
  • Pro s Question 1 When was Lincoln assassinated? (April 15, 1865 at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth of Maryland.) fast easy anonymous social entertaining Cons slow not cited sloppy inaccuracies Q&A ?
  • Pro s Question 1 When was Lincoln assassinated? ? Information found by librarian in Websters Biographical Dictionary (1995). Also found in the World Book Encyclopedia. fast well-negotiated authoritative cited professional Cons travel to library parking have to get dressed to go out in public f2f[ face-to-face ] (Even Lincoln had bad hair days!)
  • Internet Pro s Question 1 When was Lincoln assassinated? ? (April 15, 1865 at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth of Maryland.) Cons slow may not be cited inaccuracies fast easy anonymous social entertaining
  • databasePro s Question 1 When was Lincoln assassinated? ? (April 15, 1865 at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth of Maryland.) Cons cumbersome visually unappealing not really fast or accessible for ready reference authoritative accurate scholarly
  • chatPro s Question 1 When was Lincoln assassinated? ? (April 15, 1865 at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth of Maryland.) Cons slow not cited must type to negotiate fast easy anonymous provided transcript of transaction via email
  • [OPEN-ENDED] Where do babies come from?
  • Pro s Question 2 Where do babies come from? When a man and a woman come together, a baby is often conceived. ~ anonymous user on WebAnswers.com ? fast easy anonymous social entertaining Cons slow not cited sloppy inaccuracies impersonal Q&A
  • Pro s ? fast well-negotiated authoritative cited professional Cons travel to library parking have to get dressed to go out in public f2f[ face-to-face ] Question 2 Where do babies come from? Its NOT the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, and Families, and Friends, by Harris and Emberley, recommended by a librarian at the Lawson McGhee Library.
  • InternetPro s ? Cons slow not cited inaccuracies fast easy anonymous social entertaining Question 2 Where do babies come from? eSchoolToday.com provides a scientific explanation about human reproduction.
  • databasePro s ? Cons cumbersome visually unappealing not really fast or accessible for ready reference fee wall authoritative accurate scholarly Question 2 Where do babies come from? Gales InforTrac Junior and Gale Virtual Reference Library provided information for young people about human sexuality and reproduction.
  • chatPro s ? Cons slow not cited must type to negotiate fast easy anonymous provided transcript of transaction via email Question 2 Where do babies come from? Its So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Harris and Emberley, recommended by a librarian online via the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Sowhich reference answering service was best and why?