Finding out about almost anything nowadays is easy. You
just leap on to the Internet, do a search and – before you can say “leaping
librarians” – you have just what you need.
you will have is far more than you can use, and an indecipherable mixture of
the useful, the useless and the plain inaccurate.
Paradoxically, the very tools – electronic databases and
search engines – which make research so much easier for a trained
information specialist, make it a bigger problem than ever for the average
citizen who wishes to find out about a potential new market, or whether
someone has already started selling their latest new product idea.
is at hand though, with
from Information Services Otago Limited.
is a service which takes the bulk out of your search
Tell us what you want to find out and we do the search
for you – contacting libraries, research organisations and other sources to
find the very latest and most accurate information for you. (Yes, we
even use the Internet!).
ISOtago’s information advisors are trained and qualified
information professionals, with many years’ experience of interviewing
clients to determine just what it is they need to find out, tracking down
the best sources in almost any subject imaginable and producing concise yet
comprehensive bibliographies and clear, thoughtful interpretations of the
I don’t know where to look for information I need.
just what you need – and only what you need.
How on earth do I work out whether I can trust a
have spent years working out just how to do this. They can do it for
What do I do when experts disagree, and I have to
make a choice?
can find out what the
experts think, not just what they say in a particular
article. Sometimes, differing experts turn out to agree in fact.