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Google can be a good search tool for research, if used properly, but keep in mind that Google retrieves web pages indiscriminately. As a result:
There can be many irrelevant results in a Google search that makes it difficult to identify grey literature (See Google Tips & Tricks).
It is often difficult to determine the credibility of grey literature sources because the document may be missing important citation information (e.g. authors, date). (See Cite it Right)
Grey literature may not have undergone a review or editing process so there may be issues with the reliability or quality of the source.
Learning how to evaluate grey literature to determine when it is or is not appropriate to use certain content will be an incredibly important skill for you to learn during your time here at Sheridan College.
Want to learn more about evaluating online sources? There are a few resources to get you started: