Google vs Databases

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A short guide to illustrate the difference in the quality of articles/information returned by Google and our library's academic databases.

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Google vs Databases

  1. 1. MCom Training Where to find information Sophie van der Walt Subject Librarian: Faculties: Economic & Financial Services Management <ul><ul><li> (011) 559 2641 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office hours: 7:00 – 15:30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training: By Appointment </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Your Research Process ...?
  3. 3. Google vs. Databases <ul><li>Google is: </li></ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you loads of results </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Not reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Not academic </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Databases are: </li></ul><ul><li>Easy (if you know where to go) </li></ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable. </li></ul><ul><li>Less results, but more relevant </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>A bit time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Not so intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>New </li></ul>
  5. 10. Quality information available Databases to use Pass The Library
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