Before Mozilla bookmarks became popular, researchers who wanted to discover important research facts for their essays, their articles, their book reports, and their own personal enjoyment faced a number of difficult obstacles that they needed to surmount before they could discover that perfect piece of information which would make their project come together.

First, these researchers had to find a research library which might contain the books, journal articles, or videotapes which would help them complete their research projects. This task was especially daunting in the days before Mozilla bookmarks because researches had to dig out a large phone book and look up whether any major research libraries were located in their area. If the researcher lived in a big city, he or she was more likely to find these major research libraries because most of these libraries were associated with large universities, and most of these universities were located in major cities. If a researcher lived in the country, however, he or she often had to drive an hour or more before he or she could reach a major research library.

Once the researchers reached their major research libraries, they had to flag down a helpful librarian who would help them located the books, journal articles, and other resources that they needed to complete their research projects. Before Mozilla bookmarks, the librarian had to dig out an enormous card catalog which contained entries for every book in the library in order to find the handful of resources that the researcher needed to complete his or her major research project; this process was arduous and time consuming, especially because it was not uncommon for the library to misplace many of its most valuable resources.

If the library did not have the resources that the researcher needed to complete his research project, the researcher had two options, neither one of which was very appealing. First, he or she could ask the library to procure the book from another research library, a process which often took days if not weeks longer than the researcher wanted or expected. Or he or she could drive to another research library in the often vain hope that this library would contain the resources that he or she needed. The second option was only viable if the researcher lived in a major city which contained more than one major research library.

Needless to say, this process was far less user friendly than Mozilla bookmarks. Today, however, digital technologies such as Mozilla bookmarks, bookmark Google, bookmark in Chrome, gmail bookmarks, and google bookmarks toolbars have simplified and streamlined this process. Instead of traveling miles to a major research library, internet users can type their query into a Mozilla bookmark search engine which ranks and organizes the search results for them. Instead of digging through a card catalog for hours upon hours, users can ask the Mozilla bookmark search engine to rank the search results based upon various criteria. Instead of carrying a large stack of books, journal articles, or photocopies out of the library, internet users can ask the Mozilla bookmarks search engine to save the results which are most pertinent to the users’ research projects. By using these Mozilla bookmarks search engines, users can drastically reduce the amount of paper materials that they need to carry around; this fact explains why Mozilla bookmarks are so popular among college students, who rarely have much space to store all of those papers but have enough hard drive space to store their Mozilla bookmarks.