The wrong question?

December 4, 1998

In claiming that students do not use computers for course-related material John Davies (THES, November ) takes an exceedingly narrow view. Most university libraries offer on CD-rom or via the web the full text of articles from a few hundred journals; dozens of bibliographic databases; product information; company data; subject collections of documents; newspaper articles; engineering data and so on.

Ian Winship Information services department University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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