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Use this guide to decide the best search tools to use to find resources for your research


What is the best way to use Google in academic research?

You can't access all resources you need for academic research through the library owned research tools, such as FindIt@Flinders and Library Research Databases. Many resources are available freely online. A quick Google Search may uncover some useful resource but we would recommend you use search strategies to make your search more effective. Or use the advanced search option. see Google Help pages for more information about how to use these features effectively.

Why would I use Google?

  • Good for government reports
  • Grey Literature
  • Searching complex websites
  • Blogs
  • Inspiration
  • Non academic approach
  • Wikipedia entries

Things to consider when using Google?

Try using Advanced search features.


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