Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The secrets of Google Scholar

Have you used Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com) ? Here are a few tips to make your research life a little easier:

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Keep in mind that you have access to many of these same materials in full-text through the Miami University Library system! Setting your preferences using the directions below will help you see if a given resource in Google Scholar is available through the libraries:

•Use “Scholar Preferences” --> Library Links --> enter “OhioLINK” and check the box

When you see an article in your Google Scholar search results, you may find out if the library has full-text access to the article by clicking the “Find it with OLinks” or “OhioLINK OLinks” links.

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