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To Google or not to Google?
The Internet has brought a vast array of information to your desktop. The challenge for students is to identify the relevant sources, get to them easily, and critically evaluate their content. Some of the following websites are licensed for UC users only, others are open to all. Those that are licensed will not turn up in a Google search.
This guide will lead you to resources that can help you find material for your assignments. Remember that you can always ask a reference librarian for help.
Keeping Track of your Research
Keeping Track of Your Research
Email citations to yourself.
If the database allows you to save searches, use that feature.
If the full-text of the article is available online, email it to yourself.
If you use full-text online articles, record when you accessed it--you'll need that info when you write your bibliography.
If you're not emailing citations to yourself, be sure to write them down someplace.
If you photocopy journal articles, write the citation down on your photocopy, or photocopy the page that has the publication info.
If you photocopy portions of books, photocopy the page that has the publication info (place of publication, publisher, year, etc.).
For more information on keeping track of your research, see "avoiding disaster" from Bruin Success with Less Stress.