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Library Research: Databases vs. Search Engines

A general overview of library research.

Databases vs. Search Engines

Can't I Google this?

Of course you can! In fact, many librarians recommend starting your search on Google. It's a great place to get a sense of what's happening with your subject out in the world and what terms people use when they talk about it. 

What's the difference between a databases and a search engine like Google?