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Google Scholar: What is Google Scholar?

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar Search

What Is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar is a search engine that allows users to search for academic resources and scholarly literature such as abstracts, full-text articles, theses, books, and more from across many disciplines. It also includes access to case law. You can use the above search box to get started. 

Why Use Google Scholar?

Why Use Google Scholar?
Not only is Google Scholar easy to use because it has a similar set-up to a standard Google search, but it is also a free search engine that shows scholarly material that is open access, meaning it is free to use, as well as materials available through Jenks Library's resources.
  

Is Everything Reliable?

Is Everything Reliable?
While Google Scholar is free and easy to use, it does not mean that everything found on it is a fully reliable source. It is up to the researcher to determine if the source is reliable.