Despite more than two decades of discussion about the effects of so-called new media and the endless expansion of the digital realm, scholars may be unprepared for the speed and extent to which the technology—and therefore the very concept of research—is now evolving. These two reviews explore new modes of searching for texts and images that are becoming central to scholarly life. The traditional acts of retrieving, reading, classifying, analyzing, and writing are being radically transformed and overlap in new ways. The very act of looking for something and the act of producing something can no longer be easily separated. Retrieval itself has become a creative act. The scholar's eye has evolved. In a sense, basic scholarly activity now uses the same techniques as everyday activity. Or, to be more precise, everyday life increasingly involves research. The implication of this is...

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