Finding information on the internet is easy, but finding good quality and reliable information is trickier than you think. Take a look at our tips in this section on how to get the most out of searching online. Before you use any web resource in your assignment ask yourself “Is the web page as good as information you would find in a book or academic journal?”
Webpages can be set up by anyone, therefore before referencing a site check that the information is reliable and accurate.
Look for the clues in the URL
Are you struggling to find what you need on Google?
Here are some tips to improve your results!
Still not finding enough academic resources in Google?
Try using Google Scholar which only searches scholarly literature. You can link Google Scholar to Swansea University's subscriptions by following these instructions:
Try our online guide to finding Theses.