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Biological Systems Engineering

This research guide provides information and resources for BSE-Biological Systems Engineering, a branch of engineering that integrates agricultural, biological, chemical and engineering sciences.
Google Scholar Search

We recommend using Google Scholar to supplement your FAMU Library database searches, not replace them.

Google Scholar is a  place for researchers to start. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Perform a Basic or Advanced Search using these search terms:

central pivot irrigation system

non-point pollution


Benefits of Google Scholar:

  • "Cited by" search results
  • Quick link to full text when you search for an article title
  • Links directly to Google Books
  • Searches the full text for your keywords
  • Sometimes finds free full text for items not in the library

Drawbacks of Google Scholar:

  • No Peer-Reviewed Limit
  • No Full-Text Limit
  • Difficult to do more complex searches

Relying on only Google Scholar will cause you to miss important research, and spend a lot of time verifying if an article is peer reviewed. But, it is still a great tool for comprehensive searching!