Google Scholar is a powerful search tool for books, articles, patents, and other scholarly and technical literature. Using it effectively means knowing its strengths and limitations. It isn't always the best tool for the job, and you usually need to use it alongside the library's subscription databases
This guide will help you set up Google Scholar to connect to library resources, install the Scholar Button to search for articles from any website, and--most importantly--know when you need to use something else. Good research rarely means looking in just one place.
Google Scholar is great at some things; less so at others. Knowing the difference will ensure Google Scholar is helpful, rather than frustrating.
Many researchers use Google Scholar all the time. Its ability to take a book or article and move up its citation chain is its greatest strength. However, it is only part of the researcher's skill set. Using databases tailored to certain academic areas can lead to discovery much faster.