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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