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Library Resources for Distance Education Students: Searching Online

Strategies for Searching Online

There is a wealth of information you can find online, including open source articles, government information, and other sources that may be useful for your research.  Below are videos that will help you with your online searches.

The first video will walk you through how to link your Google Scholar searches to Ventura College Library databases.  This will allow you to locate both articles that can be found online and those that can be found through our databases.

The next video will show you some ways to do more effective Google searches.

Linking Google Scholar to the VC Library

Tips and Tricks for Google Searches

Evaluating Websites

Remember, anyone can publish anything online!  Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research! 

Watch the video below and check out our Information Evaluation guide for more details.