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Last Updated: Oct 24, 2016 URL: http://libguides.pierce.ctc.edu/googlescholar Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is it?

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"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research." (Google.  "About Google Scholar." Google Scholar.com, Web. 22 Feb 2011.)

 

Why use it?

Google Scholar provides a online search for:

  • articles from journals and magazines
  • theses other students have written
  • abstracts of reports
  • court opinions

What about the databases?

Google Scholar can search more content than is included in the library's subscription databases so it's a great resource to search in addition to the collections you can acccess through the library.

 

How do I get there?

Reaching Google Scholar:

1. Go to the Library Homepage

2. Click on the Web Site link on the left hand menu

OR...

1. Go to Google's homepage: http://google.com

2. Select More from the top menu

3. Select Scholar from the dropdown list

*You can nagivate directly to Google Scholar via this website: http://scholar.google.com/

Try it!

 

How to Search

Searching Google Scholar:

You can search Google Scholar in two ways:

1. The Basic Search box

2. The Advanced Search box 

*Check out the tabs in this LibGuide for more information on tips and tricks for seaching by either way.

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