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Google Research for Students

This tutorial is for students conducting research via Google.

Google Scholar is a search engine for scholarly articles and case law.

google scholar homepage

►Not all articles will be full text, and these search results will be different than the articles you will find in Library Search. However, if you cannot access an article through Google Scholar, you may be able to find it in Library Search. If you need help, just ask us.

Let's take a look at a sample search:

google scholar search for "new mother" and "sleep deprivation"

Features of Google Scholar:

►Date range: Choose the currency of your results.

►Cited by: View other articles that list this article as a reference.

►Citations: Click on the "quotation mark" to get an auto-generated citation. Just be sure to check it against the library's citation guides before including it in your assignment.

►Related articles: If you find a good article you can see similar ones.

►Create alert: If you will be working on a project over the course of a semester, set up an alert to get notified when new articles are published that match your search terms.

Don't miss out on articles. Set up Google Scholar to check if the full text of articles is available via Seneca Libraries databases.