Library vs. Google

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Students often rely heavily on Google when doing research with varying results. This session will provide an opportunity to compare and contrast Google and library resources to enable students to make informed source choices for their assignments.

After this tutorial, students will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits and limits of Google and library resources as sources of information
  • Compare search results from Google to library resources
  • Communicate which source is better for their assignment/academic work

Skill Type: Research
Level: Developmental
Delivery Method: In-class workshop
Ideal Audience: Students with some research experience
Time Required:  60 minutes
Best Practice: This session will be tailored to different subject areas with relevant topic and source choices.
Technology Required: This is a hands-on workshop; a computer lab or student laptops 

Interested in booking a session? We invite you to reach out to your librarian.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.