Using Google Scholar will limit your search of the web to scholarly materials and help you to avoid commercial and unreliable sources.
Google Scholar and Riley Library unite!
When you are on campus, Google Scholar results automatically display a Full Text @ Riley Library link if the library has access to a particular article.
If you are off campus, use instructions in the link below to do a one-time setup of Google Scholar on your home computer or device.
Because Google is the industry leader, it pays to become an expert user. Here are some links to tips sheets that will help you be a Google Power User.
Make Google work harder for you!
The Internet is loaded with helpful resources, but remember to evaluate all information with these standards in mind:
Is your search engine really the best? Perhaps you can do better!
See the Checklist for Evaluating Search Engines (from the InfoPeople project)
Try these new search interfaces, clustering engines, and suggestors or natural language searching: