English 004 (T. Johnson): Q.4

Library Orientation--Spring 2020

If using Google...

1. Try searching Google Scholar

2. Try searching Google Books

3. Do an Advanced Search--limit to .edu websites

Finding Recent Research

To find newer articles, try the following options in the left sidebar:

  1. click "Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance;
  2. click "Sort by date" to show just the new additions, sorted by date;
  3. click the envelope icon to have new results periodically delivered by email.



Using the internet, find the name of two works of art by Augusta Savage, the famous artist.

List the URL where you found these works, and explain briefly what about these two works captured your attention.

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is Google's academic search engine that searches across scholarly literature. It has extensive coverage, retrieving information from: 

  • academic publishers
  • professional organisations
  • university repositories 
  • professional websites covering all disciplines



Is everything in Google Scholar free?

No. Google Scholar includes many citations that link directly to publishers' web sites of which most will charge a  fee for access.

Google Scholar--Finding the Fulltext

Locating the full text of an article

Abstracts are freely available for most of the articles. But eading the entire article may require a subscription.

Here are a few things to try:

  1. click a link labeled [PDF] to the right of the search result;
  2. click "All versions" under the search result and check out the alternative sources;
  3. click "Related articles" or "Cited by" under the search result to explore similar articles.