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Research Skills for First-Year Seminars (FSEMs)

Google vs. the Library

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Let's begin here...at Google.

Google is a fast, easy way to search for basic facts and other information, but for college level research, you have to go beyond just looking up facts.  As a new UMW student, you need to research topics, explore ideas, and make connections. That's where the library becomes important.

So remember, Google is a place for searching, and the library is the place for researching.

Please watch this short video from the University of Louisville on the differences between using Google and using the library.