Google is the way to go for doing research. And while Google has its legitimate uses (even librarians will admit to this!) , in regards to university-level research, it is definitely not the best way.
Since we utilize tablets tablet computers, and ereaders, or play computer games, we have a tendency to think of ourselves as being very technology-savvy. But having all of these electronic technologies does not necessarily mean we know how to locate the information we need or know if the information we do find is okay to use within an newspaper that is overburdened.
At a 2014 study of college freshmen, Nicolas Bauch and Christina Sheldon noted that”In an age increasingly characterized by smart phones, digital news feeds, and also a definite sense of”information overload,” a school student’s connection with study has become at once more simplified and more complicated.” 
What’s easier for students doing research is that actual retrieval is far faster! Rather than slogging through print copies of subject bibliographies and then tracking down the print journals in library stacks, it is possible to search directly through online databases. Oftentimes these online resources include the full text of this source. And in APU, once the source is not available, our Interlibrary Loan team can frequently retrieve the thing in a few days.
Another shift in search technologies that makes performing research simpler is that the increasing role and application of mobile technology by library users and themselves. Students may take the APUS Library with them!  And with all the extensive use of social networking students may reach out to our librarians via text message, email, Facebook, and Twitter. 
Among the most striking changes in research technology, and making doing research more complicated, is trying to find information using the World Wide Web, specifically on the and the.
The terms and both refer to the region of the Web that may be obtained for free with an online search engine such as Google. For the majority of us, the open internet has become our go-to spot for finding information. Usually this works out just fine, particularly when you are looking for things like song lyrics or recipes, buying clothing or concert tickets, or searching for information, weather, or even present info about your favourite celebrities or the specs on Apple’s latest i-gadget. But when you’re doing research for a school program, looking for the open web could be frustrating, since so a number of the resources that come up on your results list are not appropriate for college-level research.
The, which you might also hear called the or the, includes articles that search engines can not find and/or demand a subscription to access. Although the open internet is a huge and constantly expanding repository of material, the majority of online resources are in fact deep web resources which you just can’t access by doing a Google search. There are many distinct kinds of materials which are considered profound web tools, however as a student researcher, the ones that will be most useful to you are these provided to you by your library. As part of the deep web, APUS Library resources (such as article databases and e-book catalogs) are unavailable to the world for free. To get them, you’ll need to first log on to the campus and then click to the library’s web site. 
The significance of librarians has not changed, though,! Within an 2014 article, Diane Foote, assistant dean of Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science said”[the] access to a plethora of information about the Internet has placed even more significance on librarians….few other professionals are so specifically trained to access, analyze, share and manage all types of information.” 
Librarians can help you determine the right database to use, create powerful search strategies, retrieve resources, and work with you to figure out whether the information you’ve discovered is accurate, objective, and current. The new research methods technologies can save you time. But whatever information technology you are using, working with librarians can make every moment count!
 Bauch, N., & Sheldon, C. (2014). Tacit information literacies in beginning college students: Research pedagogy in geography. (3), 403-423,427-428. Retrieved from ProQuest Research Library.
 The APUS Library site is constructed with: it will automatically adapt to your screen size, regardless of what device you are using. On mobile devices the website’s design will be reconfigured for optimum display (with little images removed), however.
 APU Library Social Media Accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. The APUS Librarians can also be SMS/text-messaged in 3044006470.
 Learn more by visiting the APUS Library’s tutorials on Open Web Searching and Deep Web Searching.
 Foote, D. (2014). Google can not compete with an expert librarian steeped in information technologies. Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-201407250000–tms–careercarer-b20140725-20140725-story.html.