Google is a powerful search engine that offers quick and easy web searching. Use the tips and tricks provided in this guide to get the most out of your Google search.
Things to keep in mind:
- Google itself only holds roughly 1-4% of available content. When you search in Google, you are only accessing the top layer of content, including sources like Wikipedia, blogs, news articles, and social media.
- Database content, including academic journals, is available through paid subscriptions, like what is available at McKee Library. These resources allow you to access scholarly content.
- When in doubt, always carefully evaluate web resources, see link below, before using any source in your academic writing.
- Google Scholar offers some options for refining your results. Using library databases is often the best method for locating scholarly sources.