Read the information below. Then go to the Activities at the end of this page.
Where do you start looking for information, especially online?
For many, Google is the default search engine.
However, can we rely on what we find there; and how do we make best use of the tools Google offers?
You may also wish to try out other search engines using privacy settings, Such as Startpage, which may combine with Google for searching,
Google Scholar is a useful tool for finding academic journal articles. However, it does not have access to all the journals or databases which the Library acquires.
FindIt@Bham. For full access to resources from the University Library,
Now look at the activities below.
Open up Google UK and look for the settings option at the bottom right. If you don't see this, look for the Google Search app icon via the dots grid at the top right.
In the pop-up for Settings, select Advanced Search.
You can also:
Scholar Google is a useful way to do a quick search for useful journal articles. However, it can be hard to repeat the search, and this may be affected by the algorithms set by Google based on your existing searches.
See the next section and FindIt activities for an alternative way to find journal articles.
Try a quick search on Scholar Google using 2 or 3 keywords for your topic, eg: