by Johan Koren, Murray State University

This webquest will lead you through the differences between searching the web with search engines like Google and searching databases like Academic Search Premier or even a library catalog like RacerTrac

Introduction

 

Is there a difference between searching on the web using search engines and searching databases for journal articles?   

We will be looking at some websites that describe how to use search engines and some that describe how to search databases.  The aim is for you to summarize for yourself the basic process for searching a search engine for websites and compare that to searching a database for journal articles, and then decide if you can answer the question.