- What can you get from the LIBRARY that you canít get on free
- What are peer-reviewed articles? How to find them?
- What is primary source?
What is secondary source?
Internet vs. the Library
Today's information is in a complex
and challenging new landscape. Traditional formats
are combining rapidly with emerging formats in the
digitization arena. However, it is important to keep
the following in mind:
The Internet is NOT a substitute
for the library. It is a conduit. Where you go to find information on that conduit matters. Free search engines, such
as Google, do NOT include library subscription
databases (e.g. Academic Search Premier), electronic reference sources (e.g. Oxford Music Online), etc.
The Library web page provides access to library online resources and services. It is the best place for academic information.
The Internet can be a source for academic study and research. You can use Google to locate open-source publications, government documents, YouTube videos, blogs, digital libraries, art images, statistical data, and other useful information.