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Distance Learning Library Services: Google


The Wonders of Google

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles that are not available in our system. Request via Interlibrary Loan. 

Use .gov custom search to find statistical data, reports, and information published by various government agencies. 

Use Google Advanced Search ​to limit your search by date, domain, and much more. 

About Google Scholar

Tips for using Google Scholar

  • Many articles on the open web are NOT free, if you find something there make sure to check Find it... to see if the library has access
  • Carefully evaluate the source for credibility: Who is the author? What are their credentials?
  • Many of the books from the Google Book project are included in Google Scholar; make sure that you identify the type of resource it is. 

The library pays enormous subscription fees to access scholarly resources. If you do find something using Google Scholar check to see if it is available in the Tech databases using Find it...  If not, request via Interlibrary Loan

Find Government Information

Use this search box to search ONLY government websites. By limiting the search to the .gov domain you eliminate a lot of unreliable information. Many government agencies publish reports, studies, and statistics that are useful for academic research. 

Google Scholar Hacks

Refine a Google Search

Google Advanced Search    click here

Think Before Using Websites

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