Before searching Google, take a look at these websites to learn some useful web search tips:
Site:http://www.ec.gc.ca/ climate change
Search for similar websites
[Keywords you want] -[Keyword you don't want]
climate change -conspiracy
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase or a specific term
Google and Google Scholar are both powerful and common search tools so why would you want to use a scholarly search tool/database instead of Google?
There are many reasons, but here are some important ones:
Google doesn’t index everything - and pages that Google hasn't indexed won't show up in your search (the deep web)
Anything hidden behind a log in may not be indexed
Website designers and programmers can put a "search engines keep out" sign in the site's computer code
Many PDFs can't be read (or at least not read correctly) by the indexing tool
Scholarly search engines index scholarly content - even using Google Scholar you will sometimes get non-scholarly content
Greater ability to narrow down you search. You can narrow Google searches down somewhat using Advanced Search or Google Scholar, but the ability to narrow down content is much, much greater in scholarly search engines.
Chemical structure searching. If you are searching for a chemical structure then there are tools to search using something other than an image search.
As a member of the University of Toronto community you can use scholarly search tools for free like Web of Science, Scopus, etc.
Anyone can publish on the internet but it can be a great resource to give you an idea of current issues in sports management and health.
Resources found in the library have gone through an evaluation process before they get to you. If you choose to use the internet for research, you need to evaluate the information yourself by asking these questions:
Although this list of questions is not exhaustive, do you feel confident that the information presented on the website you are evaulating is of use for you and your research?
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