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Website Research: Google Scholar

Why Use Google Scholar?

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!