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Google vs. Library Database

Have you ever wondered the difference between searching in Google vs. a library database? This guide will walk you through why these sources are different!

Google vs. Library Databases

You have probably heard this in every single one of your courses, "Make sure you use credible sources from the library databases." Or, "You can't use sources that you found on Google for this assignment." But why? What do library databases have that Google doesn't? This guide will walk you through the differences in searching in Google vs. searching in library databases.

Click on the tabs on the left side of the screen to learn more about the differences between Google and the Library Databases, videos, and to contact the library with any questions you may have.

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