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College Writing 1--Dietrich

Strategies & tips for locating resources for your research project

Searching Google Scholar to Locate Resources

Although the library provides access to a wide variety of databases, we are not able to subscribe to many resources.  Google Scholar provides a way for you to search other database vendors and publishers for additional content. Because GS is searching database information and publisher sites, the controlled vocabulary you have discovered should provide comparable results to searching the library resources.

Typically, the full text for your search results in GS will not be available unless you purchase the content. You will also occasionally locate articles that are free from the publisher or are in open access journals.

Be sure to use the link we have provided here for you to access Google Scholar.  No dotcoms, blogs or unauthorized sources are to be used; no sources from the internet or 'regular' Google. Google Scholar is intended to search for more books and journal articles outside of our library databases.

The library is happy to locate copies of articles you find using GS with our interlibrary loan service.  Interlibrary loan is a free service for all current Newman University students.

Watch the video to the left for searching tips.