When you’re looking for information to help you write your essays, assignments or projects it can be tempting to turn to the source of information you use every day – Google. While Google can be useful in some ways (such as finding company websites or journal author’s profiles), it wasn’t exclusively designed to help you find good quality, academic information that is reliable and relevant. This means you’ll likely have to spend more of your time wading through huge amounts of information and fact-checking resources for accuracy.
Thankfully, Google isn’t your only option – there are a number of different places to look that have been created with the aim of providing you with the information that you need, such as your reading lists, Library Search, and key Subject Databases.
Take a look at this video to find out more about how these sources can help you:
For more help on finding information, take a look at our Finding Information Guide.