Google Scholar is a free online search engine that allows you to search for scholarly print and electronic materials. Google Scholar can also be used to search for the materials that Valdosta State University subscribes to. The library pays for access to these articles so you don’t have to!
If you access Google Scholar on VSU’s campus, you will automatically see “Full Text @ VSU” links next to articles. This means that we subscribe to those articles. If you are off campus, please see below.
See below for more information on how to use Google Scholar:
Use Google Scholar to click through the articles cited by other authors.
Use 'Cited By' to see what articles cited the article you found.
Use Google Scholar to create lists of articles that can help with your porjects.
Follow the recommendations
See what the search algorithm recommends based on your keywords.
Google Scholar is not perfect. There may be articles that have been retracted (canceled), incomplete articles, and miscellaneous items that are not scholarly. Ask a librarian your questions about articles that might not look suitable for your research needs.