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I would be the last person to minimize the importance of good reference materials, but I can't help but reflect on the significance of the fact that I was able to answer 9 of the 10 questions very easily on Google. (I came up empty on the Supreme Court Library question, and I suspect I could find it if I spent more time.) It doesn't exactly make for the most compelling demonstration of the essentialness of their services, although I'm sure such a demonstration could be made. (For example, I've been making extremely good use of the DNB to write the labels for my Samuel Johnson exhibition.)
Yeah, I agree, the questions certainly aren't the trickiest (and your experience just proves the power of Google as a pretty darn useful reference source) - but at least they're trying, right :-)
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