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Nursing Resources

ELAC Library resources for Nursing students

Google: Finding websites and more

What is Google?

  • Google is a powerful Internet search engine.
  • Google searches the web for content posted on the Internet, usually in the form of websites.
  • Since anyone post content on the Internet, you'll want to make sure you're using credible websites in your research. (Review the "Evaluating sources" section of this guide to learn how!)

Google Search Tips for Research

Tips covered in the above tutorial include:

  • Using quotation marks " " around a phrase to search an exact word order
  • Using capital OR to search for synonyms or related terms
  • Using the minus sign - to remove a search term
  • Using site: to search within a website or top-level domain

Helpful Google Research Tools

  1. Google Books: Use Google Books to browse portions of electronic books found on the open web.
  2. Google Images: Use Google Images to find images, charts, graphs, and statistics. Don't forget to cite the original source!
  3. Google Scholar: Use Google Scholar to find peer-reviewed scholarly articles on the open web. Check our Google Scholar guide to see how to incorporate our library database links!

Finding Statistics

Finding statistics in Science (Gale in Context) Database

  1. Start at the Science (Gale in Context) database -- linked below.
  2. Browse issues or search for a topic.
  3. Once on topic or search results page, sources will be grouped by information type.
  4. Locate and click on "Statistics" information type heading to view statistics on your topic.