Google is the place to go for research, right? WRONG.
At the Judith J. Carrier Library, our favorite tip for getting the most out of Google is to use this formula:
keywords + site:edu/gov
Basically, just type your search terms and add "site:edu" OR "site:gov." This tells Google that you ONLY want to see websites that end with .edu or .gov.
The Internet is made up of multiple layers. Google can only see the surface layer of the internet, which is a tiny portion of what is available. The vast majority of online information is in a layer called the deep web. Much of the deep web is made up of services you have to subscribe to such as Netflix or library databases. The library subscribes to many scholarly databases that provide information you cannot get to with a Google search. Deep web information is important because it is often higher quality and more in-depth than the information Google can access.