Don't just Google it!
Q: Can I use ALL information I find on the internet in my assignments?
A: No. You need to be selective in using information found through a Google search. Read on to find out more . . .
There is a huge amount of information on the web, but not all of it is trustworthy or suitable for academic use. In fact, only 6% of information on the web has been designed for educational purposes. You will need to be very selective when googling for websites to use in your studies.
Watch this video to see what we mean.
Develop your skills using these materials:
University electronic resources
Rather than using Google why not tap into the resources bought by the University specifically to support your academic research. This can save you time and help you find better quality resources:
Other useful places to search
These alternative search engines can also be useful for locating journal articles or quality checked websites. You will also find some good websites on our subject resources pages.
Google Scholar - search for links to academic journal articles. Some articles in full text are freely available. If not then check our Journals A-Z to see if we have full text access. This video shows how to get the best out of Scholar.
Tip: Set up automatic links to UoC material via Settings – Library Links
SearchMedica - a medical search engine for healthcare professionals.