Finding Information

This will explain in more detail about finding information.

1. - Can't I just use Google and Wikipedia?

an illustration of a student with a speech bubble containing the question " So Why can't I just use Google and Wikipedia?"


This is a perfectly reasonable question which new students often ask. 

Drag the statements below to the relevant side - whether they're a reason why you might, or might not, want to use Google and Wikipedia. Then click check to see how you've done.

As you can see, there are some occasions when you might want to consider using Google or Wikipedia, but remember to always thoroughly evaluate the information you retrieve.

There are much quicker and smarter ways of searching for the academic information. We provide a few pointers here that will help you on your way to becoming highly competent in finding and handling information - start developing your research expertise immediately by working through these pages.


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