Google Scholar

My lovely girlfriend, who is a teacher, forwarded me some information today about Google Scholar, a new search engine by Google designed to search scholarly articles such as those from peer-reviewed journals.

According to ResourceShelf, Google Scholar works by identifying scholarly articles on the Web and searches only those articles. Exactly how Google determines what is a scholarly article is unknown, as is its usefulness compared to more targeted search engines such as EBSCO, which is used by most colleges and libraries.

Being a current college student (my MBA concludes next May), I find locating scholarly material on non-traditional topics very difficult. I’ll be very interested to see if Google can make this process any easier.

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