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Prof. Cianci - PSYCH 116 Lifespan SPRING 2021 - Rebecca Steere: Searching Google

Using Google to Search for Articles

You can limit your search results on Google to .edu, .gov, or .org sites.

Type your topic: + .edu    OR .org, gov.

          For example:    :.org

                                   :.edu

                                   theories:.edu

                        You can also try putting your topic in quotes   "  " site:.edu

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar, http://scholar.google.com/, is a way to search the internet for scholarly information on a given topic.  Unlike a normal Google search, Google Scholar searches for scholarly information provided by academic publishers, professional societies, universities, repositories, and scholarly organizations. The types of information Google Scholar provides include:

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Unpublished scholarly articles
  • Masters theses and other degree-based work
  • Citations for books that may provide limited access to the text of the book. 
  • Technical reports

Google Search Example

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