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Google Scholar

Google Scholar:

  • Allows for specific searches of scholarly literature, including:
    • peer-reviewed papers
    • theses
    • books
    • preprints
    • abstracts
    • technical reports
  • Has content from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and scholarly articles from across the web
  • Has standing arrangements with some publishers, including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
  • Has advanced search options similar to library databases, which allow users to limit publication date ranges and use Boolean style searching

                      Google Scholar

Through a collaborative effort between Google Scholar and NIC's library, some Google Scholar search results link to full-text articles available through the Library's research databases. Be sure to access Google Scholar through the library's A–Z list of databases. Authentication will ensure that you are linked to articles in the NIC Library's research databases. For more information, see Google Scholar Help.



Note: if you are asked to pay for an article when searching on Google Scholar, contact the library first as we may be able to access this article in another database, or through Inter-Library Loan.