Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
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Comments from those who selected Google Scholar as one of their Top Tools
- “I start my literature searches here (citation rating is especially useful) and just wish it was better integrated with the substantial digital library that comes through my university.” Frances Bell
- “provides a quick way to perform a surface search of academic literature, and assess peer validation of resources.” Pat Parslow
- “with a limited access to a libraries database, this site has offered a wonderful first step toward advanced research” Bill Jackson
- “in my mind, Google Scholar has made most library tools obselete. It has really taken reference checking to the next level” Daniel Lemire
- “I search through my university’s library with Google Scholar” Joan Vinall-Cox
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