When using Google Scholar, it is helpful to keep these questions in mind:
As a research tool, Google Scholar is good for many tasks, and not as good for others. When deciding whether to use Google Scholar or one of the library's databases, please keep the following in mind:
Google Scholar is good for...
Google Scholar cannot...
Keep in Mind:
Not finding what you want?
Try some of these tricks:
Before searching Google Scholar, it's a good idea to set your preferences to connect to the Royal Holloway Library. Doing so will allow you to discover articles through the Library's subscription databases. You can change your settings by clicking "Setting" (the gear icon ) near the top of the Google Scholar search page.
Google Scholar casts a wide net when searching which often means you will need to make your search more specific. Using the "advanced search" feature is the easiest way to narrow your results. You can go to the advanced search page by clicking on the arrow on the right end of the Google Scholar search box:
You can now fill in information on the advanced search screen: