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Google Scholar: Getting Started: Home

Setting Your Scholar Preferences

Google Scholar can be used to help you search for scholarly literature available to you through ThriftLibrary. To ensure that you have access to these materials, follow the directions below:

About Google Scholar

There are pros and cons about using Google Scholar.

As a search tool it is bigger than the Thrift Library, and so it can be useful in creating bibliographies.

As a tool for finding freely accessible Full Text articles and eBooks it is smaller than the Thrift Library.

Most of its content is blocked or locked up behind paywalls.

Finds some of the content available from the Thrift Library, but not all.

Consequently you are better off starting with your library's resources and then supplementing your search using Google Scholar. Most of what you find beyond the Thrift Library will have to be ordered through Interlibrary Loan.

Getting Started with Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be used to help you search for scholarly literature available to you through Anderson University's Thrift Library. The video below gives a brief overview of how to use the settings feature. Please substitute Thrift Library for the library info indicated in the video:

 

 

Reference and Technology Librarian

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Betsy Elsner
Contact:
Thrift Library
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621
864-231-2050