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FSEMs: Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

This guide is for students enrolled in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 First Year Seminar courses.

Library Databases VS Google

This video, created by Becky Johnson, uses Star Trek characters to debate the merits of library databases over Google searching when doing research. (Published on Jan 1, 2012 by Xtranormal)

Googling is second-nature to many of us. This search engine can yield great results, but it isn't always the best choice for academic research. Did you know that you have access to a ton of databases that contain content for the humanities, biology, communications and media studies, economics, and everything in between? No matter what your subject area, the library has a database that caters to your needs.

Still not convinced? Check out some of the main differences between library databases and Google below.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email libref@stetson.edu. Call or text 386-747-9028.