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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

What does Google Scholar have? 

Google Scholar indexes

  • journal articles
  • conference papers
  • theses and dissertations
  • academic books (especially collections of chapters by different authors)
  • pre-prints (openly available early versions of articles usually in subject repositories) 
  • abstracts
  • technical reports
  • patents
  • More details:


Google Scholar and Library Collections

What's great about Google Scholar

  • Easy to use
  • Can be linked to duPont library and other libraries 
  • You can use the "cited by" feature to find more relevant material
  • Like library databases, one can link to a reference manager and/or generate a citation

What isn't great about Google Scholar

  • Lacks subject and disciplinary focus (library databases are often specialized)
  • Hard if not impossible to limit or filter your search
  • Often leads to publisher or vendor websites which require you to pay for an article
  • Requires customization to work with library resources

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