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Why Use the Library's Resources?
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.
Source: University of Maine Library, Library Research 101: How to Get Started
Using Google Advanced Search
- Contact the Library
- 700 Park Avenue
- Norfolk, VA 23504
- Phone: (757) 823-2418
- Email: Library@nsu.edu