Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2016     Views: 384

The library databases have resources for which we pay for access,  and which are selected to support the programs of study at Walden University.  Google Scholar has scholarly (not necessarily peer reviewed) papers, which may or may not be free to access. The internet has all items available on the open internet. 


We have created a chart to help show the differences between the Library databases, Google Scholar and the internet. 
 

 

 Library Databases

 Google Scholar

  Internet

 

See the list of Walden   Library Databases 

Learn about Google Scholar 

Evaluating Resources Guide 

Search for free? 

YES 

Only for Walden University students, faculty adn staff with an active username and password 

YES

YES

 

Get full text for free? 

YES

Only for Walden University students, faculty adn staff with an active username and password 

Some, but not all  

Some, but not all 

Limit to peer review? 

YES

  NO

NO

 

Includes all subscriptions paid for by the Walden Library ? 

YES

Some, but not all

NO

Do we know all sources that provide content?

YES

NO 

Google Scholar does not disclose all of the sources they 'crawl'. 

NO

 
 

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