Librarians have taught information literacy skills to students ever since Mr. Dewey invented his classification scheme. With varying degrees of success, kids have learned to navigate around their libraries' meticulously crafted bibliographic databases and catalogs. They pick their way through arcane subject headings, decipher terse catalog records, and decode cryptic citations in the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.

When the first CD-ROM encyclopedias arrived in libraries and homes, elaborate and procedure-bound lessons no longer seemed quite so necessary. Kids could search by subject category or type in commonly used phrases to find...

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