Web Site of the Week: howstuffworks.com
Posted by: Christine Bulson
Since its origin in 1998, HowStuffWorks.com, in addition to being a website, was a public company, has published books, is now part of the Discovery Channel and has a television series. The site may be overwhelming with too much information - videos, quizzes, games, podcasts, lots of advertising and broad topics including culture, science, auto and money. With a "how to" search you may find How Apple Airport Express Works to How Airport Security Works. Other topics are as diverse as How the Metropolitan Opera Works, How to remove flower and grass stains, Who puts together a television network schedule and How the Navy SEALs work. Howstuffworks is one of the reasons librarians are not using ready reference books to answer questions.