Use Google Scholar: Find It! @ NSU Libraries

Learn how to use Google Scholar through the library's website, which provides a Find It! @ NSU feature with direct links to free full-text articles in the library's databases (when available).
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What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is an online search engine for articles and other scholarly materials. It is not a library database. 

Google Scholar is easy to use if you are familiar with Google, and it can be a helpful tool for investigating what articles may exist on a topic or how many times an article has been cited. 

However, in many cases, the full text of an article is not available without paying a fee.  Also, the disciplines and subject areas covered in Google Scholar are limited.

Library databases provide scholarly materials on a much wider variety of disciplines and often include links to the full-text for free. 

If you decide to use Google Scholar, use it through the library's website, which provides a Find It! @ NSU feature with direct links to free full-text articles in the library's databases (when available).

Save Time & Money!!

Use "Find It! @ NSU" in Google Scholar for direct links to full text articles in library databases (when available).

To use this feature, do your Google Scholar search through the library’s website:

  • On the search box, click on the “Google Scholar” tab

  • Find results with the Find It @ NSU link to library databases

Warning:

Not all articles in Google Scholar are peer-reviewed!

Use the database Ulrichsweb to help determine whether an article from a particular journal is considered peer-reviewed / refereed.

For instructions and a video tutorial, visit the "Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles" library guide.