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Research Databases for Students: Using Google

This guide empowers students, parents, and teachers with the tools and resources necessary to complete research or homework assignments utilizing library research databases and library materials effectively


Getting Started

Google is not only the largest search engine in the world but has also become a commonly used verb.  We now "google" things everyday mostly using simple keyword searches.  Academic research often requires more complicated searching strategies. Use this Libguide to learn how to improve your Google searches. 

Read information about Google searching from the experts at Google.  Depending on your searching expertise read: Basic Search TipsMore Search TipsExplore Search,  Search Page Tips

Watch this video to learn how Google search works: features and searching strategies that will save you time and improve your results. 

Google Search Tutorial

View this presentation about using various search techniques to learn ways you can search more efficiently.

Search Tips From Google Experts

Get searching tips from the experts at Google. Here is a short video about the search options panel, a new way to organize your search results.