Friday, April 10, 2009

Using Google Scholar

In the five years that Google Scholar has been available many academic institutions and librarians have marketed the search engine as a useful tool in academic research. Many libraries have developed tutorials and seem to have moved away from issuing warnings about using Google scholar to contextualizing its utility. This is a it should be.

In their “Library Channel Spotlight“ the Arizona State Library says Google Scholar can be handy for pre-searching - similar to Wikipedia. This short video explains many of the strengths and weaknesses of the service and offers valuable advice to researchers.

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