Yes, you can find lots of info from the web, but that's only scratching the surface. Academic research requires you to dig deeper to find high quality resources that are simply not available via conventional search engines, due to copyright protection.
Use the web to locate general information, then use library research tools to access the full content of more in-depth materials. Use this guide to learn how!
Please be sure to read the sub-pages in this orientation, they contain important info about accessing library tools and resources from off campus. You can click on the sub-page in the list below, or hover over the Library Orientation tab (at the top) to see the drop-down menu.