What is Google Scholar?
It is a filter that eliminates all but scholarly work from a regular google search result.
What are the benefits of Google Scholar?
For these reasons, Google Scholar is a good compliment to the NJIT' library databases!
What are the differences between Google Scholar and the library databases?
When Should I use Google Scholar?
I found a great article on Google Scholar but there is no full text, or it costs money, now what?
When you are using Google Scholar from off campus and cannot locate the full text on the open web, return to the library homepage to search for the item beginning at the library homepage. This will enable you to authenticate and discover subscriptions via the library to which you are already entitled for free.
Use the library’s Find Journals tab on the library homepage. For step-by-step instructions see Find Full Text.
If the library has online access to this article, it will be returned here and you will go into a database to access the full text of that article. Sometimes, you are taken into the full text of the journal, but not to the specific article. If that is the case, you will need to use the citation information including the volume, issue and year to find the correct issue you need to get the article you want.
If the library has this article in print, it will tell you where in the library this item is located, and the call number for that journal.
If the library does not have full text access to your article, you can request this article by using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) tab on the library homepage to request the item through the free service for NJIT faculty students and staff. You will have to authenticate yourself using your last name and Library barcode found on the back of your ID.
If you have questions with any of the steps in this process, stop by the reference desk or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a reference librarian will happily teach you find what you are looking for!
Source: Adapted from San Diego State University Library accessed 2014 / http://library.sdsu.edu/reference/news/using-google-scholar-effectively original author: Brittany Cronin