Research is simply seeking additional information about a topic. In our digital age, one of the most accessible places to begin your research is on the internet. However, the internet stores loads of information in many, many different areas and forms.
There are two basic types of search engines:
- Comprehensive search engines access a wide variety of information in many different formats.
- Focused search engines access specific types of information from specific sources.
Regardless of the type of search engine you use, there may be some restrictions on accessing the information you're searching for. Freely-available information is open and available to anyone who wants it. Restricted information often requires subscriptions or fees to access. Luckily, K-State students, faculty, and staff have access to all of the databases K-State Libraries subscribes to.
You can view K-State Libraries' Databases by subject using the All Subjects drop-down box at the top.