Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017 Views: 2967
Google Scholar is a specialized search engine from Google that searches scholarly, but not necessarily peer-reviewed, literature on the Internet.
Tip: There is no way to limit to peer reviewed items in Google Scholar.
Google Scholar can be helpful in finding the full text of articles:
- that we have in the Walden Library
- that are freely available on the Internet
- that can be purchased
Also, it can help you search more broadly and comprehensively. You can search by topic, or use it to find articles that have cited another article.
- What is the difference between library databases, Google Scholar and the internet?
- What types of content are in the library databases, Google Scholar, and the internet?
If you access Google Scholar from our webpage it will automatically connect to the Walden Library databases. This allows you to use Google Scholar to see if the full text of an article is available in the Library.
You can also manually link Google Scholar to the Walden Library, if you want to access it directly from the internet. These Quick Answers will help you learn more about full text and Google Scholar:
Search for Articles
Google Scholar can help you find articles, books, and conference proceedings on your topic. These Quick Answers will help you learn more about searching with Google Scholar:
Do you have other Google Scholar questions? Ask a Librarian!