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Find the search tool that fits your needs
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Finding the Search Tool that Fits Your Research Needs

There are several search tools on the Cofrin Library website, plus the general Internet, that you can use to find information. Which tool is best for your research needs? Use this chart to assist you.

Search@UW Worldcat Course Guides Google Bing Wikipedia Google Scholar

Search Tools:

  • Search@UW
    Use the search box on the library website. One search for books, articles, and more.
  • Library Databases
    Use the library's databases to locate articles and other resources from a specific subject area (e.g., history, psychology, biology).
  • Worldcat
    Use Worldcat to locate books that are not available at UWGB or from another UW System library.
  • Course Guides
    Research help & sources customized for a particular course.
  • Internet Search
    For quick facts and a general introduction to topic. Includes resources such as Google (linked above), Bing, and Wikipedia.
  • Google Scholar
    Use Google Scholar to locate academic (journal articles, books) information on a topic.
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