Publication Details

This article was originally published as Organ, MK and McGurk, G, Surfing the Internet and Academic Research: What Use for Historians?, Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 27(1), March 1996, 31-39.


The Internet is a relatively new phenomenon whose value has yet to be proven in an academic research environment. Many scholars remain sceptical of its uses beyond entertainment and the supply of general information. Through the example of historical research, this paper attempts to reveal both the present limitations and future scope of the new technology.