Q. Why do instructors require us sometimes to use Baker’s library databases to the exclusion of Google?
Instructors would like you to use Online Resources (library databases) because:
- They may want to save you the time that might be wasted from finding a website with questionable information.
- Instructors realize that while there are reliable websites, there are places on Google where the information can be written by anyone, and may be inaccurate.
- They want you to utilize college-level, reliable, and accurate information.
- Database articles are often written by experts in the field. The articles will cite the references where they got their information.
- They may want you to use peer-reviewed articles, meaning that the article is reviewed by other experts before it is published.
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