Google Tools for Scholars
Google offers effective search tools for journal articles, books, and other scholarly communication. Combined with library subscriptions to online journals, Google Scholar can be a useful resource for locating scholarly material.
Presenter: Carolyn Radcliff, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Google Book Search
About Google Books
Where do the books come from? Partner Program and LIbrary Project
What can I view? There are four different views: Full view, LImited preview, Snippet, and No preview available.
Go to books.google.com
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
William F Buckley
Magazines - switch to Advanced Search
KentLINK tie-in - Go to www.library.kent.edu, search in KentLINK library catalog.
What is included?
Scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, conference papers, theses, book chapters, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports from broad areas of research:
- Biology, Life Sciences, and Environmental Science
- Business, Administration, Finance, and Economics
- Chemistry and Materials Science
- Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics
- Medicine, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Science
- Physics, Astronomy, and Planetary Science
- Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Google Scholar may also include multiple versions of an article.
Where does Google get its content?
Drawn from "a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web." A sample of publishers that are included in Google Scholar:
American Physical Society (APS), arXiv, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Blackwell, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institute of Physics, Nature Publishing Group, NASA, PubMed, Springer, Wiley Interscience
More publishers are added regularly.
What do I need to know to use Google Scholar?
- You should be knowledgeable about off-campus restrictions to some published materials and how you can access those materials by using he KSU VPN.
- You should be familiar with the OLINKS linking service and the Google Library Links option.
Go to scholar.google.com
Use Advanced Search to have search look for words in titles.
Focus search by adding another term to search box:
Use pull-down menus: Articles Excluding Patents, Since 2000
Go to Scholar Preferences, then section on Library Links
Search for legal opinions and law reviews:
Other Google Tools and Products
Google Videos - video.google.com
Alaska tsunami 1964
Google Images - images.google.com
Google Blogs - blogsearch.google.com
new york fashion week
Google Maps - maps.google.com
Project: Explaining the causes of famine - http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2011/09/explaining-causes-of-famine.html
Google Earth - requires a free software download
Examples of projects on Google Earth:
- Rising Sea Level Animation
- City of London Timeline
- Hurricane Katrina
- World Population Density