Choose the Right Resource
Use the appropriate sources.
Google vs. Library Resources
Google is a wonderful tool for finding driving directions or a new recipe, but it isn't always the best place to start doing research. Google's relevancy ranking system is set up so that more popular (and usually older) resources come up first.
The library pays for students, faculty and staff to have access to many high quality resources. They are tailored to certain subjects and offer more search tools (like limits). Also, if you aren't logged in to library resources you may not have access to online full text.
Books vs. Articles
Books are great resources for finding an overview of a topic or basic information. Articles are typically more specific and current.
Laupus Library Resources
Use the LIBRARY CATALOG search for books, videos, DVD's, etc. It defaults to the Laupus Library collection only but you can also search the Joyner collection if you adjust the settings.