Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Google Apps Tip #5: Google Scholar

Could you use some help in doing research online? Google Scholar provides an easy way to search online for books, abstracts, articles, papers and other scholarly literature. You can search by author, title, or topic. There is even an Advanced Search option which allows you to narrow down your search, especially if you are looking for something specific.

When you log into Google for your email, choose the Start Page in the upper left for some additional Google options. The Google Scholar Search is one of those options. By typing topics or key words into the search box (next to the rolled diploma), you will receive a list of many available sources.

For example, if you enter success and online learning, your list will include thousands of entries. Some of the listed books and journal articles are full text, others provide an abstract, and still others require a paid subscription to open the link. If you are interested in one of the paid subscription sources, make a note of the citation, then go to NOVA’s remote library access to see if you can access the source there.

It’s a great way to begin your research. For more information about Google Scholar, click here.

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