Research for your college classes may be radically different from what you have been used to in the past in any or all of the following ways:
We know you will use Google, but we want you to use it as efficiently and helpfully as possible, so try using Google Scholar (using this link will take you through our proxy server to authenticate), since it can be set up to connect to the Libraries' full text holdings.
Setting Google Scholar Preferences
Choose Settings from above the Google Scholar search box
Choose Library Links, type University of South Alabama, and check University of South Alabama Libraries - Full-Text@USA
Save your settings.
Once you retrieve a results list, click on the Full-Text@USA link on the right to be taken to the article. If you have connected to Google Scholar using the above link, you will have already been asked to authenticate and should not be asked again.
When looking at a website, evaluate it using criteria such as:
Purpose & Audience
Authority & Credibility
Accuracy & Reliability
Currency & Timeliness
Objectivity or Bias
Structure & Navigation
Finally, ask yourself these questions: