Search Skills Using the Web for Research A search engine may provide targeted results from news websites, blogs, corporate websites, and other sources. In addition, research websites, digital libraries, and specialized search engines can provide valuable information when using the web for research. Your college or university library’s website may list links to online journals, magazines, films, and books that will be helpful resources. It may make available links to online research databases, such as Gartner, Factiva, LexisNexis, and ProQuest, that offer IT professionals’ press releases, analysis, and case studies about companies, technologies, and industries. These sources often present valuable background information, and they offer IT professionals relevant business information to guide their decision-making. Academic search engines, such as Google Scholar, and digital libraries, such as JSTOR (Journal Storage), provide access to academic journals and conference publications that can be useful when doing academic research. Navigating to these websites from campus may give you additional access to online research databases to which your library has a paid subscription. Research This: Complete these tasks and report your findings. (1) Use your school library’s website to find articles in online newspapers about information literacy. (2) Use a research database available from your school library’s website to find an article about the fastest-growing IT careers. (3) Use a research database available from your school library’s website to find an article about a company or technology discussed in this chapter. (4) Use Google Scholar or JSTOR to find a recent scholarly publication about rapid application.