Traditional Research - Print
- as up-to-date as the date of publication
- frequency of updates - depends on the publication
Ease of Use
- depends on the type of tool, e.g. index, encyclopedia, etc.
- established history
- established publishers
- trained indexers following specific rules
- "controlled vocabulary" - specific search terms that usually work
- thesaurus - source of "controlled vocabulary"
- single point of entry - one word at a time