The internet is a useful resource for accessing a variety of information types, particularly grey literature (government and institutional reports, research papers, statistical documents, conference proceedings etc), company information, images and multimedia and statistics. It is important to access many different search engines, as no one search tool indexes the entire internet. The quality of material found on the internet varies so each web site needs to be comprehensively evaluated
before using it.
Google Scholar is the scholarly arm of Google. It contains material across many disciplines and sources including journal articles and books. When searching Google Scholar use inverted commas to retrieve search terms as phrases. eg. "Don Smith" or "importance of quality control in harvesting citations".
Access Google Scholar through the e-resources
link on the Library website to obtain access to material subscribed to by the Library.
is a union catalogue of difficult to find digital resources including theses, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, datasets and digitised books and articles. These resources are often hidden from search engines behind web scripts in an area known as the "deep web", but are discoverable using OAIster.
For assistance contact your School Librarian
or the Research Services Librarian