Google Scholar aims to sort articles the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each article, the author, the publication in which the article appears, and how often the piece has been cited in other scholarly literature. The most relevant results will always appear on the first page.
What is included in Google Scholar?
How are results arranged?
The limitations are:
If Google Scholar does not meet your needs, try our research databases.
Google Scholar is a great place to scan across a lot of sources at once. Unfortunately, when clicking on titles of books or journal articles, you may be asked to pay for items - DON'T DO IT! Instead, look for the Find It @ UT hyperlinks beside or below the entries. UT's libraries, working with our statewide consortium, OhioLINK, have worked with Google Scholar to embedded access. Your status as UT student/staff/faculty may allow you to access selected subscription content without fees or borrow books.
These Library Links will appear automatically when you are on campus. Off-Campus? Go to Scholar Preferences and set University of Toledo as your library. View the Library Links in Google tutorial for details.