In this section, you will learn:
You won't find everything you need for your study in the Library
Catalogue and databases. Therefore, it is important to search the internet
to find any information from other reputable sources such as government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs), and professional bodies.
A simple search using a search engine (e.g. Google) will often find:
Internet search engines such as Google do not have sophisticated search interfaces like the Library Catalogue or databases. Therefore, your search will need to be broad.
Below is an example of a Google search for guidelines.
Notice the brackets are used to group all the document types together and AND is used to connect with your main concept.
If you wish to search for Australian guidelines only, use AND to connect Australia as another concept.
You can use Google to locate documents within a particular website. Below is an example of a Google search for a government published document:
Health On The Net is a non-profit organisation that promotes transparent and reliable health information online.
It contains a directory of certified health websites that have been evaluated by medical professions for accuracy and authority.
You can search the directory for websites, organisations, or subject areas: