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English 1101 & 1102: Research Help: Google vs. GALILEO

What and Where to Search

undefinedThough the internet is a powerful tool for your research, its many options can be daunting!  Google, Google Scholar, and our GALILEO databases are all great places to search for information, but they will also show you different types of search results. 

Google, as you may know,  is great for searching general websites using simple language, but is not likely to produce many scholarly results.

Google Scholar is better for retrieving scholarly journal articles and books, though full texts may not be available.

GALILEO can be better tailored to find full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles. 

Explore the resources on this page, to get a better sense of how to use each of these.

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