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Google Scholar

Hacking Scholar essentials for immediate results

About Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches article citations, full text, online books and other items, including some web pages, from "scholarly" sources which may or may not have peer review.  It attempts to provide text.

  • A warning:  inclusion in Google Scholar is not a guarantee of scholarly quality or dependability absent peer review.  Google has been criticized for indexing bad or "predatory" journals.  It's still useful and practical.
  • A good addition to HWS discipline resources, checking Google Scholar also may find you electronic text on the web: save you an interlibrary loan when our paid subscription sources don't have the article you are looking for.  We suggest checking Scholar just before submitting an ILL journal article request.  It works a useful fraction, not majority, of the time.

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