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Research Fundamentals

The Library? Can't I Just Use Google?

It depends on the requirements of the assignment. Websites can be really useful for certain types of research (background information, basic facts, company websites & more). Most of the time, you won't find scholarly articles in a Google search, or they may be behind a paywall. Sometimes you'll find information that is out of date or not accurate.Take a look at the Evaluating Sources tab of this Library Guide and the Prezi below for more information about making sure a website is reliable.

Using Google for Research