Seach engine report: users confident but unaware

“Internet users are extremely positive about search engines and the experiences they have when searching the internet. But these same satisfied internet users are generally unsophisticated about why and how they use search engines. They are also strikingly unaware of how search engines operate and how they present their results.”

“Internet users trust their favorite search engines, but few say they are aware of the financial incentives that affect how search engines perform and how they present their search results.”

These are some of the findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: Search Engine Users report, released Jan. 23, 2005.

Women Working, 1870 – 1930

Women Working, 1870 – 1930 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard’s library and museum collections. This collection explores women’s roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented. The collection currently contains 2,317 books and pamphlets, 1,000 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.