I am annoyed by this question, or rather, by the fact that this library student decided to contact a geek culture blog about answering it.
Do your own damned homework. THINK about the question. Conduct a proper reference interview with the professor (which will win you points, guaranteed, because that is what every librarian MUST do before answering a complex reference question). Read a book about being an awesome librarian.
If all else fails, contact librarian.net or an actual librarian with a web presence. But Boing Boing? Really? Have they not yet learned about credibility of sources?
I just came across this on BoingBoing:
It seems some poor library student and her classmates are tasked with researching the cost of the entire Internet??
I will never be upset about my own assignments again.