6 Google Scholar search tips every student should know

Study International | August 08, 2019

6 Google Scholar search tips every student should know
Why limit your homework research to Google search alone when there is a suite of Google products, many free, that are just as or even more helpful?! A useful one for students is Google Scholar, another nifty (and free!) web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. The first version of Google Scholar in November 2004 was built as a plain, simple and easy-to-use interface to search for information. Enter the topic into the search bar and results (389 million documents as of January 2018) include scholarly literature citations, peer-reviewed publications, theses, articles, court opinions and patents, etc. Today, it’s responsible for bringing more users to academic journals worldwide than any other search engine. Here are our top tips on how To make the best of your experience on the world’s largest academic search engine, follow these simple-to-follow Google Scholar search tips: Underneath the title and description are several links. One of them is ‘Cited By’  followed by a number. The higher this number is, the more influence it yields, especially if it has been made fairly recently.

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