Answered By: Kultida Dunigan
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016     Views: 12

When your instructors tell you not to use "Internet sources", they are referring to independent websites on the Internet. Websites often have little editorial oversight, are updated on an unpredictable basis, and fail to provide the credentials of whoever created the content.

There are many sources available through the library website that do not qualify as "Internet sources" in this sense. Our online databases, reference sources, and eBooks are all acceptable, even ideal sources to use for your projects. These sources often have print format counterparts, but the important thing about them is that they identify a genuine author knowledgeable in their field and have undergone an editorial process before being published.

To look at online reference books, which usually have good overviews and background articles on a variety of topics, go to: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=tricotec_main&authCount=1 or look at some of the online reference sources in the right-hand column on our database page here: http://library.tctc.edu/databases

Our website also offers a variety of more specialized databases which do not count as Internet sources. These can be found on our many subject pages, where you can select your field of interest in the left-hand column of our database page: http://library.tctc.edu/databases.

To view our eBooks you can visit the EBSCO database, which is located on The Books Page at http://library.tctc.edu/home/books.