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Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

This is a product provided by Google that uses their powerful search engine to search citations for millions of scholarly sources. These include:

"reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations."


What can I find with Google Scholar?

Instead of websites, a Google Scholar search will return citations and abstracts from scholarly sources that match your search terms.


Can I get full text with Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is primarily a citation service; full text is not guaranteed.

If the full-text of a source is available online somewhere, then Google Scholar will usually provide the link to the text. Sometimes, the full text is on a pay site.

You will frequently find only the citation for sources in your search results.


How do I search Google Scholar?

Google Scholar works just like the Google web search engine - enter your keywords and Google will return matching results based on the full-text of the citation and abstract. Also try the Advanced Search for options to narrow your search by author, publication, date or subject.

Connect to Google Scholar.