Thursday, November 6, 2008

Knowleg* (for Knowledge, Knowledgeable, etc.)

The phrase "scientia potentia est" is a Latin maxim "for also knowledge itself is power" stated originally by Sir Francis Bacon in "Meditationes Sacrae" (1597), which in modern times is often paraphrased as "knowledge is power."

Most libraries will have a high probability of finding "Knowleg" in online catalogs. OhioLINK has 4 subject entries with the typo: Knowlege, Theory of. There were 150 subject entries with the correct spelling: Knowledge, Theory of.

Spelling Knowledge correctly adds a little more power to what your users will find.

Wendee Eyler

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