Go to Google, search and scroll results, click and copy: When students do research online these days, many educators worry, those are often about the only steps they take. If they can avoid a trip to the library at all, many students gladly will.

Young people might know that just because information is plentiful online doesn't mean it's reliable, yet their perceptions of what's trustworthy frequently differ from their elders--sparking a larger debate about what constitutes truth in the internet age.

Georgia Tech professor Amy Bruckman tried to force students to leave their computers


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