Why Search Google Scholar

Why Search Google Scholar


Google is a well-known search tool, and
you probably search using Google every day. It can be quick and convenient for
finding all sorts of information, important and maybe not so important. But Google Scholar searches for scholarly material across many disciplines and can
be a great way to research at university. Google Scholar searches for
peer-reviewed articles, thesis, books, abstracts, and conference papers that are
currently available online, from other libraries, academic publishers, and
archives from all over the world. You can access Google Scholar easily from the
library homepage. Just click on the link. You can do a basic search in Google
Scholar by typing your concepts into the search box. Try putting speech marks around a phrase, and this will lock the words together.
The results are sorted by relevance so I’m not going to look at the first few
pages. I can limit by publication date here. Now, I don’t want to see patents, and
I don’t want to search for citations where it doesn’t link back to the
original source. So remove patents and citations. When it comes to finding
scholarly sources, Google Scholar is much better than Google, but you still need to
evaluate what you find. Part of the evaluation can include looking at how
many times the article has been cited in other academic publications. I can see
that this article has been referenced by other academics, and this provides
evidence that it’s a scholarly source. The beauty of searching from the library
homepage is that Google Scholar knows that I’m from UniSA and will show
me what articles I can access by the UniSA library for free. So remember, when asking questions for uni, don’t just Google it, Google Scholar
it.

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