Tag Archives: Online searching

Spotlight on Wikipedia

Librarians are often divided on Wikipedia use for academic research: some steer clear of the site entirely, while others promote its use for the purpose of finding more scholarly references. In the January edition of CRL News, Cate Calhoun discusses … Continue reading

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Google as a Research Tool: Part 3

You’ve learned some advance search tips to use in Google, but how can you determine if you’re a good Googler? Google offers a number of research resources to test your skills. If you have a bit of time, try a … Continue reading

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Google as a Research Tool: Part 2

Now that you’ve narrowed your Google search using their search operators, you’ve probably got a list of highly scholarly results, right? Wrong! Unlike academic databases, which lend some sense of scholarly security, Google’s results should always be evaluated before they … Continue reading

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Google as a Research Tool: Part 1

Google is a critical search tool for many students and advanced researchers alike, but its vast amount of content can make narrowing to relevant results a difficult task. This is where a librarian can step in to teach about Google’s … Continue reading

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LINC Teaching Tip: December 2011 – Teaching Online Searching Without a Computer Classroom

Write down a topic and have the whole class analyze together keywords and search phrases. Ask a student to enter the search terms in a database and as a class decide which references are relevant and why; whether to do … Continue reading

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