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Byline: LAURA MANDARO
So much for that study date at the local library.
With nearly two-thirds of Americans online, Google and other search engines are replacing the traditional place of research.
For students and their parents, the Web's resources mean never-before access to reference guides and university press publications.
The same research that once took hours at the microfiche reader or weeks waiting for that specialized book can often be done at 2 a.m. from the dorm room.
As a nation of Web surfers is finding out, all that Internet information can turn into a deluge. Typing key words in a search engine often yields off-topic results. And clicking through pages of URLs turns up sources that may be little more than one blogger's opinion.
Reliable -- And Not So
"When you go to Google, you get everything -- and some of that …