Google Scholar


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Google Scholar provides you a familiar search interface to locate scholarly literature. Like Google you will always get results -- although they may not be the most recent or the best articles for your topic. Google does not share its algorithm for matching articles to your search.

The results include peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Full text is available for many items (sometimes because the article is being posted without clearing copyright).

Unlike databases, results cannot be filtered by subject area or other limiters. 

Nevertheless, it is another resource that can be used in your research. You can also review the references of articles you find in Google Scholar to locate other useful sources.