Tuesday, February 15, 2011

QUICK TIP: Google is Great, but Google Scholar is Even Better

by Ida Rosenthal

Have you ever had difficulty finding legitimate sources for research projects?

Google Scholar provides a simple way to 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 aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, and how often and how recently it has been cited in other works.

In other words, Google wants to make scholarly information more easily available, and you should take them up on their offer! We promise it will make the research process much more efficient.

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