Always look at every piece of information with a critical eye, do not passively absorb what you read.
Information is everywhere! But can we use Google for everything? Watch this video to find out more. Video provided courtesy of LaTrobe University Library
But take care! Not all the of the information you find on the Internet is accurate, up-to-date and reliable.
It is important to evaluate your information before you decide to use it in your assignment.
Learn more by completing our interactive tutorial Evaluating your resources.
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is the address of a web page.
Search a keyword in Google and it is very likely that a Wikipedia entry appears in the results list. Can we trust Wikipedia?
Wikipedia relies on the practice of crowdsourcing to provide its content, which means that its articles are a collaborative contribution from all Internet users. Anyone can add, modify or delete content.
Wikipedia is very useful to provide general information on a subject, but it should not be used as the sole source for finding material or as a replacement for scholarly literature.
Sometimes, instead of googling, it may be worth searching a specific source directly.
Try these free online collections to access books, images, recordings, videos and more.