Search Google like a pro and, just as importantly, evaluate what you fnd.
Think carefully about the sources you are finding and using. Apply the C.R.A.A.P. detection model.
* Currency - How recent is the information?
* Reliability - What kind of information is included in the resource? Is it balanced? Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
* Authority - Who is the creator or author? Who is the publisher or sponsor? What is the author's or publisher's interest (if any) in this information?
* Accuracy - Is the content readable? Is the content truthful? Is the content correct?
* Purpose/Point of View - Is this fact or opinion? Is the creator/author trying to sell you something; persuade you about something?
Google Scholar searches academic publishers, professional societies and pre-print archives. Note: Access may be limited.
Pro Tip: Access Google Scholar through HCC Libraries databases.