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Learning with Technology Toolkit: Searching

Searching Tools

Do you need to find information from a range of primary and secondary sources?

How will you know if the information you've found is credible and reliable?

Being able to search for appropriate and relevant information is a necessary skill to develop as a university student. To learn more about searching, watch Information Searching Techniques or reach out to Research Help Services.

Develop your ability to strategically search for information by using the tools below.

Technologies that enhance your ability to search for scholarly and/or peer-reviewed information Technologies that extend your choice and control when searching for scholarly/peer-reviewed information Technologies that help you evaluate information for accuracy, bias, and credibility

USearch allows you to search the University Library for books, journal articles, and other scholarly works.

Which search tool should I use? provides tips on the many different tools you can use to find different types of information.

Google Scholar finds scholarly works that may be behind a paywall, but you can configure your Google Scholar settings to access resources that the university subscribes to.

Research Guides are organized by subject and provide you with a collection of resources tailored to your discipline or area of study.

Help Me Find! provides instructions on finding books, journal articles, theses and dissertations, maps, newspapers, book reviews, microforms, government information, data and statistics, patents, conference proceedings, GIS, archives, and special collections.

Google Reverse Image Search helps you search for information using an image instead of text.

Google Like a Pro! Use these 8 tips to refine your search.

How to Evaluate Information Sources provides critical questions for evaluating your sources.

Snopes is a good place to start if you suspect misinformation. (US) monitors the factual accuracy of information spread by U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

The SPOT Tool  - News Media Canada

DuckDuckGo is a private web browser that does not track your search activity.