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Consumer Health Information and Google: Home

This guide is for everyone. The subject of consumer health information is used as an example topic to show how to use Google effectively. It is also a resource for health sciences students and faculty.

Why Use Library Resources First?

In a word: TIME.  When you are doing academic research the library resources will save you time.  It does this in a few different ways:

  1. The vast majority of resources in the library's holdings meet the quality criteria required by college level assignments.
  2. The library's holdings contain scholarly, peer-reviewed articles that are freely available to you.
  3. Most of the library's databases offer a citation feature that creates citations in the most utilized citation styles like MLA and APA.  This will considerably cut down on the amount of work you need to put into writing your Works Cited or References page.

Evaluating Websites

(from Cite This For Me, The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources)

Google Tips & Tricks

Tips and Tricks to make Google Searches more efficient

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Tutorial: How to set SUNY Erie as home library in Google Scholar

WHY do this at all?  If SUNY Erie is set as your home library and you search Google Scholar, the resources that are accessible through our library's holdings will be visible to you immediately.  

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