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Self Help: Searching & Evaluating

Search Strategies

Are you finding too many results? Too few? Use the resources below to learn to search better and smarter!

Academic Databases vs. Google

Up your Google-Fu with the below resources and make sure that when you use Google (for up to date information, for Google Scholar, or any other reason) that you have all the best tips and tricks at your fingertips.

Evaluating Information

Evaluating the accuracy and suitability of information is important for every academic assignment! Use the resources below to learn how to critically evaluate all the resources you find from the library and beyond.

Using Information Ethically

Academic Integrity is one of the most important parts of University learning. Use the resources below to learn why you should cite all your information and how to use information in an ethical manner.

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