Finding information on the internet is easy, but finding good quality and reliable information is trickier than you think. Take a look at the tips in this section on how to get the most out of searching online. Before using any web resource in your assignment ask yourself “Is the web page as good as the information you would find in a book or academic journal?”
Webpages can be set up by anyone, therefore before referencing a site check that the information is reliable and accurate.
Look for the clues in the URL
Are you struggling to find what you need on Google?
Here are some tips to improve your results!
Still not finding enough academic resources in Google?
Try using Google Scholar which only searches scholarly literature.
There are many websites which you will find useful for your studies, I have listed some of the most popular ones below. Please let me know if there are other websites which you feel others may wish to know about and I will include them on this page.
There are many other providers of case studies online but they often charge a fee. These cases are not usually made available to libraries, but can be purchased by individuals.
Most companies provide access to their annual report on their own website. If you can't find the annual report there are a number of free sites which allow access to a selection of reports.
Directories can be a useful place to start when you are looking for information on a company. The information in a directory can vary but you usually get some or all of the following:
The following directories are available online:
Looking for a way to learn more about your subject area without reading? Consider listening to podcasts that may help to increase your knowledge.
Google Scholar is Google's academic search engine. It allows you to search for information published in journals and books, for example. It includes an increasing amount on open access material as well content that you would have to pay to access.
Use Google Scholar alongside the many databases that the College subscribes to so you get relevant and accurate content.