Using the Internet for Research
Google is great but you can always try other search engines, select one of these:
- Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial - An excellent site by the University of California (Berkeley) Library.
- Web searching tips - Lots of tips and updates from the Search Engine Watch website.
Internet Subject Directories
Use these sites if you are researching a particular subject. They are human-selected collections of web pages. An excellent guide can be found at Subject Directories(http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/SubjDirectories.html).
- Librarians' Internet Index - Compiled by librarians.
- About.com - Compiled by expert guides.
- www.googleguide.com/directory.html Google Directory
- Academic Info - Educational resources for secondary schools and universities.
- Internet Public Library
- Australian National University Library - Links to subject areas on the internet.
Using Indexes and Databases
- ACT Public Library Online Collections - Have your library card and PIN number ready. Excellent databases include Academic Search Premier, Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT), Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre and Infotrac Onefile.
- National Library of Australia E-Resources - Links to online resources such as journal articles and other resources.
- Google Scholar - Links to online academic resources.
- Invisible Web Resources - Find the resources that Google can't find.