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Beyond the Basic Google Search: Google Scholar

This presentation given at Point Loma Nazarene University's 2014 Fall Festival "Ask A Professor." The guide presents a look at Internet search engines and directories to enhance your search strategies.

What is Google Scholar?

Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.  

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Features include:

  • Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
  • Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
  • Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
  • Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
  • Check who's citing your publications, create a public author profile.

Click on the black triangle in the search box for the Advanced Search option.

Google Scholar