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Carol Kammen explores the Internet as a double-edged sword within the history field.

While Kammen is able to research certain topics without having to leave her house, it also opens the doors to the public to ask her, and other history professionals, questions without doing prior research.

She says that it has become so easy to ask, that the questions she is receiving are requests that are research projects themselves.

Kammen says that history professionals should provide answers if they have the material at hand, but should not engage in the research project of others.

Instead, they should point the questioner in the right direction of resources that might help them answer their research inquiries.