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ENGL 1101 - Abbott (Online) - Spring 2021

Google or Galileo?

Your tuition buys you access to top-notch subscription databases that contain credible information - such as scholarly articles!!

By using Galileo you avoid wasting time sorting through advertisements and misinformation that often lurk on the web... because Galileo searches reliable library content. 

Searching on Google is like shopping at a thrift store: you need to sift through a lot of junk to find a few good treasures. Searching for articles using Galileo is more like shopping at the Gap: less hunting and better quality control.

Different research scenarios are described below. The indicates which tool or tools will get you to the information most efficiently.

What are you looking for?  Google   Galileo 
A scholarly article written by an expert in your area of study  
An article from the New York Times  
An article from Consumer Reports  
Today's news  
Older news
A government report  
An annual report for a company  
A definition of a word  
A movie review    
A biography  
Today's stock quote    
Maps and directions    
Statistical facts and data  
A law review  
A scholarly book  
 
Adapted from Fast Track by Eileen Bosch, Bowling Green State University Libraries

Galileo offers lots of great tools that make it easier to save and cite your research, too!

  • Use the PERMALINK and you can access it any time, anywhere (NOT the URL at the top), or email the article to yourself!
  • You can even save the search itself if you want to come back later and pick up where you left off!
  • Use the CITE button to get the citation .. then all you need to do is tweak it. You can't say THAT about Google!
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