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Research in ENGL185: Working with results

Scholar help

As mentioned in the video, Google Scholar is a specialized version of Google that only searches peer-reviewed sources, patents and case law.

Knowing this, and knowing how comfortable we are with Google, I would not start my research with Google Scholar. It tends to do what Google normally does: throw up far too many results to be useful. I only really use Scholar to find a source I know exists, like from a bibliography.

If you go to Academic Search Complete first, or, use another library database, Scholar will know you're an R-MC student, and will let you know if we have access to the articles you're searching for.