Answered By: Reference and Research Desk
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2014     Views: 6

Websites often lack the quality controls that are used in publishing other types of resources (e.g., scholarly journals), so you should always evaluate Internet resources for their quality and appropriateness for your research. Check out this guide to learn more about evaluating Internet resources.

If you want to use Google, your best bet is to go with Google Scholar, because it is integrated with resources at the Patrick Power Library. While it will not search all the library's databases, it will provide links to articles available through SMU. You will have to change the settings in Scholar to link back to the library's resources. It only takes a second, and you can find the instructions here