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Know your search tools

What's on this page?

  • Videos on how to  :
    •  search QuickFind
    •  use the Library catalogue
    •  search in a database
    •  search Google Scholar
  •   Search tips to search the web and evaluate resources found.

How to use Quick Find

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Searching for a book

Finding a peer reviewed or scholarly article

How to search the Web

Finding information on the Web

You need to use the right tool

  • Use several tools to broaden your result
  • Judge the quality of the information found

 

Web Search Tools

         e.g. http://www.ipl.org/   OR     http://infomine.ucr.edu/

  • Metasearch engines [search across several search engines at once]

            e.g.  http://www.turboscout.com

  • Find more general and subject-specific search engines

           http://studysmart.library.qut.edu.au/module2/2_4/_3/2_4_3_2.jsp

 

Evaluating resources

Always evaluate the resources that you find on the Web.

Click on the Evaluating web resources menu above to find out how.  

 

Online tutorial

Intute: virtual training suite provides free Internet tutorials to help you learn how to get the best from the Web for your education and research.

Google scholar

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