I believe that being a student, especially a media one requires to use different websites to search information for example about an upcoming project and gain useful knowledge on a specific topic. Being a student also means that we have to use more and more academic sources which sometimes can be a bit hard to find.
That is why our beloved friend Google has developed a search engine called Google Scholar. It is a free search engine that combines various academic data including scholarly literature – books, journals, articles etc. With the functions that Google Scholar provides us we can easily locate an author, book even a keyword. As of 2014 it is supposed that there are over 160 million documents available.
From personal experience I can say that it is perfect and useful for more unexperienced people like a first year university student. It is easily understandable and reachable. As we already established we can search and find information for possibly every subject of interest we have and find useful reading material.
Though there are many more freely accessible search engines like CiteSeerX, Google Scholar has been established as the most used and spread search engine on the Internet. I definitely recommend it to other students who are having a hard time finding information for their academic essay.