Guide to Library Research
Mary Livermore Library
Unit 4: Searching for Resources

The Results List

Just like with BraveCat and Academic Search Premier, Google also has a results list. It displays 10 results on each page. To see the next page of results, click the hyperlinked page numbers at the bottom of the page (see image below). Some of the pages you find probably will be relevant to your topic, but some may not.

 

You will also see "Sponsored Links" at the top and on the right side of the page. These are links to commercial sites—that is, sites for businesses which are trying to sell products or services. Many of the sites listed in the results list may also be commercial sites. Indeed, most of the sites on the World Wide Web are commercial sites.

 

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Simply click on each link that interests you. Evaluate the sites you find, keeping in mind that much of the material on these sites, unlike the material in books and periodicals, has probably not been edited or checked by anyone other than the author—and perhaps not even by the author!