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This research guide is created specifically for Nursing Courses and topics such as Evidence Based Practice and PICO Formatting. It will help with library resources like finding articles, using databases, and much more!

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Google Scholar Search

When using Google Scholar, it is helpful to ask yourself:

  • Does it help me get relevant results?
  • Will it search efficiently for what I need?

As a research tool, Google Scholar is good for some research, and not as good for others. 

For example----Google Scholar is good for...

  • Helping a beginning researcher identify journals and authors that are connected with the topic.
  • Locating hard to find articles that are proving difficult locate in conventional databases.
  • Locating more information on partial citations or known citations.

Google Scholar cannot...

  • Sort/search by disciplinary field
  • Limit search results