Online information search and scientific information search are often perceived as opposites in terms of aims and strategies. When searching information online, the aim is often to find single facts or fragments quickly and easily. When searching for scientific information, the aim is to find all relevant information on a subject, since new research is always based on previous findings. This requires time, accuracy and deeper studies.
Online information search differs from searching the library resources or the licensed databases within the scientific field. The resources in the library database have been described to make the search easier. In addition, they have passed a quality check, often conducted by experts. Online publishing, however, is open to everyone, which requires you to be alert and critical when searching for information. Still, online sources and search engines are sometimes effective tools for searching scientific information!