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ENGL 100 Maher: Online Research

Google Scholar

Google!

Three ways to Google:

1. Here is a link to www.google.com.

2. Also, try the advanced search page: http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en 

  •    On this advanced page you can use this: "Search within a site or domain" to limit your search to .edu and .org
  •    Use quotation marks for phrases like "what is education"
  •    Always be critical! Information from a .edu or a .org should be approached critically, too!

3. Finally, try Google Scholar: http://www.scholar.google.com

  • It's powerful, like a cross between Google and a database
  • It's a bit frustrating, because many of the articles are not available "full-text"
  • Solution: articles that have "PDF" on the right side of screen often are "full-text"
  • Another Solution: E-mail me the article's citation (the main information about the article) and I'll try to find it