I find it hard to write a literature review, even though I have Google, the Internet, and all free, very easy to search for information tools. I have to search for days to find a piece of information that is related to my research. I really would not be able to do that without the help of the internet and the technology.
This really makes me wonder how people in the past did that:
Did they have to read the entire book to find a piece of information? I know they might have used the index, but still this wouldn’t have given them the details of what they were looking for.
Does that mean people in the past (before the Internet) worked harder to achieve their degrees?
Does that mean that research before relied less on references?