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Google Scholar

Information about using Google Scholar at the University of Guelph-Humber

Use this box to get Google Scholar to search Guelph databases

Use Google Scholar to search the University of Guelph Library

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Connect Google Scholar to University Databases

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar allows you to search broadly in the academic literature.  Google Scholar contains articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


You should connect Google Scholar to Guelph databases by using our Google Scholar link or the video below so you will be searching Guelph databases when you search Google Scholar 


Benefits of Google Scholar:

  • A simple search with the familiar Google box
  • It's a great way to find an known article, i.e. an article for which you have a citation or at least some bibliographic information like the title
  • It allows you to see how many times an article has been cited
  • Searches freely-available open access material which might not appear in our databases

When you should use a database instead of Google Scholar:

  • You need to limit by subject area
  • You need to sort by date or relevance
  • You need to ensure material is peer-reviewed

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