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Google Scholar as a Research Tool

Google Scholar limits web search results to academic, peer reviewed literature. 

It’s great for getting a broad idea of the research in your topic area, finding related research, and you can even set up email alerts to new research.

Use the link to Google Scholar on the databases page of your campus Library website:

By using this link to Google Scholar, you will be able to see which results are available through the Library’s database and e-journal subscriptions (they will have Otago Article Link next to them as shown below). Items that don’t have the Otago Article Link can be requested using the Library Interloans service. 

The Otago Article Link in Google Scholar results will redirect you to the article record in Library Search / Ketu and provide a link to the article in one of the Library databases.

See the screenshot in the photo gallery below.