Children of today have a variety of tools at their disposal that their parents didn't have when growing up. You can walk into any classroom, Edmonton cosmetic surgery clinic waiting room, or living room and find a host of electronic devices that might not have even existed back in the day. Flat screen HD television sets, wireless internet routers, PVRs, netbooks, webcams, Kindles, iPads, etc. We could spend the entire article talking about different forms of technology that have changed our lives. Like how we no longer have to rely on going to a Toronto CD replication shop for our CD/DVD replication services and can do that in the comfort of our own home.

One way that life is different for kids, especially when it comes to school, is research methods. It used to be that the only way to do research was using the Dewey Decimal System. You might not know it by its name of the Dewey Decimal System but it's still a part of our lives. Make your way to any library and try finding a book in the library. Every book has been organized using the Dewey Decimal System. All books in the library, under the Dewey Decimal System, are classified into ten different classes of books. Each of those classes are then divided by ten different divisions and then each of those have ten different sections.

Over the years some of those classifications have been dropped, extinct or re-assigned. Which means that the total number of divisions is 99 and that those divisions make up 908 sections. You know the Dewey Decimal System when you pick up a book from the shelf. Then you look at the spine and see a number at the bottom classifying the book. That's the Dewey Decimal System. Doing a research back in the day, say on a topic such as lead weights or algebra would have you looking those topics up through their Dewey Decimal System classification.

Algebra would be under the science and math category, or section 500. Math is 510 in the Dewey Decimal System and algebra would be in the 512 division. Going to that section in the library would lead you to all the algebra books. That's what researching was like back in the day. That would take some time.

Now? Well, computers and the internet make researching for books in the library that much easier. Need a book about automatic waterers? Hit up one of the computer terminals in the library and search their entire database in one click. You'll find out where the book is located and whether or not it's in the library or already taken out. You don't even have to go to the library to research books on vacuum excavation, actually. Most libraries nowadays have their own websites that you can search from your home computer. Researching books is just that much easier today than it used to be.

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