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Remote Online Library Support: Searching

This guide will support you while you are working remotely and will direct you to Library resources and support.

Why Use the Library's Resources?

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What about Google? 

There are times when Google is a completely acceptable tool for finding information. Librarians do still use Google- we just know when it will be the most effective. 

When to use Google/ the Open Web:

  • To explore an unfamiliar topic and find background information;
  • To go to a specific website;
  • To find current government forms and data;
  • To find information about a unique or new topic;
  • To find multimedia materials;
  • To answer a quick question; and
  • To find information for personal use.

When to use Library Databases:

  • To find Journal Articles;
  • To find News Articles, both historical and current;
  • To find scientific data, methods, and protocols; 
  • To find in-depth, factual information on complex topics; and
  • To find historic documents and archives for research.

 

List adapted from Navarro College Libraries.

Google Site Searches

 

If you want authoritative information, try this:

Government Website Searches: transgender:.gov

Educational Sites Searches: transgender:.edu

PowerPoint Sites Searches:   transgender: .ppt

 

 

 

 

Using Google Advanced Search

Search Strategy

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