For research purposes, browsing physical archives is SO MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE than searching online for information. Just going through boxes of related material I find so much information that, while technically available and searchable online, I simply would not have known to search for in the first place.

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@darius One of the things I did early in my PhD that I am SO GLAD I did was browse the library. I'd search the catalogue for a specific book I wanted to read and then looked at what was *around* it. 9 times out of 10 something nearby served me better than what I came in to get.

@scisus right? recommendation algorithms don't even come close

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