Contrary to what you may have been told about using Google, Google can be a good resource for research, if it is used effectively.
There are specific techniques that you can use to be an effective Google searcher. Your job is to decide which Google database you should use in order to find the types of materials you need, as well as to create searches, or queries, that provide pertinent results.
Google collections useful for scholarly research: Google Scholar and Google Books.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. Start searching Google Scholar using the search box below.
Google Books is one of the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. Start searching Google Books using the search box below.