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Get information about Google Scholar and find out how to use it more effectively.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is Google Scholar?

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is a search engine that specifically searches scholarly literature and academic resources.

How is Google Scholar related to (and different from) the library databases?

There is overlap between the content in Google Scholar and the library's individual databases. Also, many citations in Google Scholar will link to full text in the library's databases or in publicly available databases. But Google Scholar will not contain everything that is in the library's databases.

Google Scholar is useful as a jumping off point for your research, but to do in-depth research, you'll need to use a subject specific database provided by the library. If you are not sure which resource to use, use our databases by subject list or take a look at a research guide on your topic.

And, as always, TNCC Reference Librarians are ready to help you with your research needs!  Contact the Reference Department at or call 757-825-2877 for assistance. 

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