PIL looks at use of Facebook, Google

So have Facebook and Google become the bibles for college students? Do young people rely on social media and search engines for all or nearly all answers needed in their daily lives?

According to a new research paper by Project Information Literacy researchers, students use online information for decisions in their personal lives, but rely almost as much on family and friends nearly as much.

Read "How College Students Use the Web to Conduct Everyday Life Research" in this month's issue of First Monday, an international journal about Internet research.

Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a national research study, led by the iSchool's Alison Head and Mike Eisenberg. This year, PIL's ongoing research is generous supported with contributing funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and gifts from Cengage Learning and Cable in the Classroom.