Most of us have a particular path that we follow when we’re doing research. We have our favorite databases, journals, books, and other resources that have helped us get what we’ve needed in the past. Then, along comes a new tool that changes the way we do things.
The Google search engine has changed the research habits of many a scholar in the past few years. To many, this is old news, but Google now has a specialized interface for searching the journal literature called Google Scholar that provides direct links to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Although it is not as standardized, thorough, or reliable as BIOSIS, Web of Science and other scholarly literature databases, Google Scholar has a simple interface that appeals to many.
Google Scholar Feature Highlights:
- Citation Tracking
- FindIt@PUL Option
- RefWorks Export Option
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