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How to Use Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

What is Google Scholar?

Benefits of Google Scholar

Benefits of Google Scholar

  • Features similar to Google's regular search engine
  • References can be starred to save for later
  • Citation information provided
  • Search vast array of information; technical reports, preprints, society publications
  • Links to full-text if available, including "Find @ Le Moyne Library"
  • Citations can be exported to Mendeley reference manager
  • Create email alerts when new articles are indexed

Caveats of Using Google Scholar

Caveats of Using Google Scholar

  • Need to check Find Journals to determine if articles are owned by Library
  • Uneven coverage in the social sciences, better for hard sciences
  • No way to limit results to just scholarly publications
  • Few options to limit or narrow search results
  • Evaluate article quality and source before trusting it