This guide was adapted from Illinois University Library's "A Student Researcher's Guide to Google Searching." Many thanks to them for permission to adapt their resource.
Welcome to the Campbell Library's Google Searching Guide!
Google contains and abundance of information and can be an excellent research tool (especially when looking for recent information, government sources, and other materials that often aren't indexed in library databases). At the same time, Google's abundance also means you often have to evaluate and sort through information more carefully.
This guide will help you make the most of your Google searches, as you remain aware of its strengths and weaknesses.
We discuss here both the general Google Search and Google Scholar.
Pros of Google:
Pros of Google Scholar:
Cons of Google:
Cons of Google Scholar: