A Risky Gamble With Google

Wouldn't it be cool if we didn't have to tell students that a Web search is insufficient for serious scholarly research? Wouldn't it be great if we could use a single, simple portal to find the most-significant Web pages, images, scholarly articles, and books dealing with a particular subject or keyword? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could do full-text searches of millions of books?

The dream of a perfect research machine seems almost within our reach. Google, the Mountain View,