Google Scholar is a subset of Google that contains more credible material geared toward students and researchers. It includes articles, citations, book snippets and reports.
You can access Google Scholar from the library web page.
Narrow your search terms
Google Scholar usually returns a great number of results. To avoid getting thousands of results be as specific as you can when you search.
Limit your results
Use the limiters on the left side of the page to restrict the number of results. The date limiter can be especially helpful.
Look for the Full-Text @ Alverno links
To make using Google Scholar easier the library allows Google to index its resources. Watch for the Full-Text @ Alverno link to the right of the result to get the complete article with just one click.