Some questions are easier to answer through the web than others. If your question has to do with current events, law, computers, popular culture, commercial products, organizations, or public affairs, the web offers a lot; if you're looking for scientific research or scholarly articles, you aren't as likely to find what you want, though in some fields that is changing. (Visit the Articles tab for tips on how to find scholarly articles.) Fortunately, there are ways to mine the internet for the good stuff.
The internet is great for some topics, but you might hit paywalls accessing certain materials. Keep in mind that our library pays for many of these resources, like newspapers and magazines. If you encounter any issues, please contact a librarian. We are experts on finding information in any location, not just in the library, so we are excellent resources to help you find information, no matter where it's stored.
Consider these steps as you plan an online search:
Use these strategies as you sort through your results:
Here are some useful tricks to navigate Google more efficiently:
There are lots! But these are a few examples of good and useful sites.
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