Google Scholar is a search engine that provides links to full-text articles to which the University Library System subscribes or to articles made freely available by the publisher. Google Scholar also provides articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and scholarly articles posted on the web. In addition, many articles are available full text when connected to the TCSPP Library. Finally, Scholar provides citations along with abstracts of the article if it is protected by copyright.
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Cons of using Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows users to affiliate with a university. Creating this affiliation allows users searching in Google Scholar to easily obtain the full text of articles and other electronic materials licensed by the university library. Once you have configured Google Scholar for affiliation with the TCSPP LIbrary, Google Scholar offers a link (View It @ TCSES Libraries) in the results list for items that can be accessed via the TCSPP Library.
Go to Google Scholar at https://scholar.google.com
1) In the the upper left corner of the Google Scholar page, click the Menu bar
2) Go to Settings
3) On the Settings page, click on "Library Links"
4) Search TCS
5) Check mark "TCS Education System Libraries -View It @ TCSES Libraries" option
6) Click "Save"
Now when you search Google Scholar, you'll see "ViewIt at TCSES Libraries" links, which indicates the item is available full text through the library.
Often a simple keyword search will help you find what you need. However, there are times when you may want to have more control over what your search does. You may want to control the publication date, search for results by a particular author or in a particular journal, give synonyms, or remove unwanted results. in these cases, the Advanced Scholar Search menu can help.
Click on the menu bar on the top left side of the page to access the Advanced Search:
The Advanced Scholar Search menu has eight ways of searching. You have the option to mix and match these different search options.
Helps you control the search words you are searching with.
Controls where Google Scholar will look for your search words.