What is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar searches academic literature found in journal websites, university repositories, academic publishers and other websites that Google identifies as scholarly. While some scholarly resources are available free online, many are not.
For best results, configure Google Scholar to identify and access materials found in Hewes Library's online licensed resources (see directions at right).
Google Scholar is just one resource, and should be used in conjunction with other Hewes Library scholarly resources.
Researchers use Google Scholar as a discovery tool in conjunction with other disciplinary tools.
Google Scholar CAN be useful for:
However, Google & Google Scholar search only the visible internet. That means Google could miss:
Google & Google Scholar also don't have some of the effective search features included in library databases like PsycInfo. These "cool" features include:
Connect Google Scholar to the library's resources
1. At the Google Scholar website, select "Settings".
2. Select "Library links" from the left-side menu.
3. Search for "Monmouth College". Check both "Open WorldCat" and "Monmouth College" selections. After selecting, click "Save".
4. Subsequent searches will now indicate if the items you locate on Google Scholar are available to you in full text through a Monmouth College Hewes Library subscription.