Primo Search has the advantage of searching across most of the resources that the Library provides, and gives access to a range of resource types. But its sheer size and extent can be a disadvantage, and its search functions are not as sophisticated as in databases.
Databases, in comparison with Primo Search:
Google Scholar is a way for you to find scholarly articles and similar items using the familiar Google interface. It works best if you set it up to show Charles Sturt Library holdings. Its pros and cons are similar to those for Primo Search.
The Internet can be a great source of information but can also give you irrelevant or unreliable information, and does not necessarily give you access to scholarly literature.
Databases, in comparison to general Internet searching: