Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web
edited by P. F. Anderson and Nancy J. Allee
Questions begin life simply, giving the impression of one question equals one answer. As we search, we often discover that a question has layers upon layers, including other questions and information we must learn before we can find the answer to our original question. The layers are not highly structured or organized, like the rings of an onion, but are imperfect things, overlapping, hidden, in different sizes and shapes, like the petals of this flower.
In searching for our answer, we must look closely at our question, from a variety of perspectives. Another way to think of it might be that we look at our question through a series of filters. The squares of different colors represent the filters or points of view we adopt while searching. The colors Red, Green, and Blue were chosen because of their long-standing association with computing, and that this book and web site are about using computers for the searching process. Also, on a computer monitor, the combination of red, green and blue in different amounts can create virtually any color.
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