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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- Unpublished scholarly articles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
For the most part, Google Scholar provides a citation to articles without full-text access. If you use Google Scholar on campus you can see links to full text articles via library databases.