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Google Scholar How to Keep Your Balance While Standing on a Giant’s Shoulders Shannon McKay
What is Google Scholar? Much like its counterpart “Google”, Google Scholar is a search engine. The major difference between the two is that Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature. It can find articles from a wide variety of sources, including academic publishers and universities.
How do I get to Google Scholar? The address is http://scholar.google.com http://scholar.google.com You can also go to www.google.ca and type in “scholar”. It will appear as the first result.www.google.ca
So Why is this Useful? Simple. As University students, we are often required to do research. Most often, we are required to use scholarly articles, which are articles that have been peer reviewed and usually have references. Although we have access to the many databases through the UNBC Library, sometimes Scholar can be faster for picking a topic or finding particular information.
Use All of Your Resources By combining Google Scholar with UNBC’s many academic search engines, you’ll be able to find far more information.
Play Around You’ll be surprised at how many different functions Google Scholar has…