Friday, November 07, 2008

Information overload

While I consider myself pretty decent at multitasking, I found it difficult to focus during the onslaught of results, discussions, and statistics on election night. The amount of information packed onto our television screens was astonishing. After all, there is a limit to what the human brain can process at once. In fact, recent research shows that our ability to multitask grows steadily during our early years, peaks around our thirties, and then begins to decline. Woe to those who weren't at their multitasking peak that night!

With the deluge of available information, we must force ourselves to be selective with information and our time. Using our online databases for your next research project allows you to do both. The databases provide articles from dependable sources, so you can avoid all of the commercial fluff that runs rampant on the Internet. This will inevitably save you time and help you obtain more accurate and reliable information. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian for help! And, if you want to multitask, then pick up one of these related titles to read during lunch or at the gym:

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