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Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019     Views: 12

What is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources:

  • articles,
  • theses,
  • books,
  • abstracts and
  • court opinions,

from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

(!) Keep in mind that anything you find in Google Scholar, you can also find in the TCC Library's Discovery Catalog Search (it's just that Google Scholar sometimes knows what you want better than Discovery! The results will be listed differently). If you run into paywalls for material you find there, try finding the same article, book, etc. in Discovery (pro tip: using quotation marks around the title can sometimes help a search engine like Discovery narrow it down). Even if TCC Library doesn't have accesses, you can attempt to get the material through interlibrary loan using the blue button. The library gives you more access than Google Scholar can! 

Using Google Scholar and TCC resources together is a great way to get your research done. 

See the video and links below for more information on Google Scholar.