Google can be helpful for your research. Here are some ways to make sure you're getting the best you can out of it:
· Use Search operators: A list of search tips from Google is available from Google.
· Use Google Scholar: go up to the top of the Google page, and click on the link "more." Choose Scholar from the list. Google Scholar will bring you back scholarly journal articles; we have access to the ones with links on the right!
· Use Google Books: in the same place you clicked for Scholar, try Books. Some books are available online, full-text, in PDF!
Use your skepticism: don't forget that Google is primarily a company that exists to make money. Try going to the second and third results pages.