Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2019     Views: 3886

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.



Full Text

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:

How do I link Google Scholar to the Walden Library?

How do I find an article by title in Google Scholar?

How do I find an article by DOI in 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:

Search Tips for Google Scholar.

How do I use Google Scholar to find articles that cite a particular article?


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