Why, as a student, am I discouraged from using Google?
But... it's GOOGLE
Using Google Wisely
Sometimes a topic is too new or too narrow to be found in a database or collections catalog. In those instances use Google, or other search engines, to access reliable and relevant sources on the free web. Not everything on the free web is credible or accurate (keep in mind: Google searches and reflects what is on the web, it does not curate), and it is important to hone your ability to evaluate sources, identify fake news, and to be mindful of the implications of filter bubbles.
Be Aware of the Filter Bubble
Eli Pariser's book The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think reveals how personalization of search results undermines the internet's original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas, and leave us all in an isolated, echoing world, filled only with the "facts" we want.
Eli Pariser speaks about personalized algorithms: facebook, Google, etc.
Our inability to recognize a filter bubble we've inadvertently created, can make it more difficult to recognize fake news.
Getting the Best out of Google
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