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Going Beyond Google: Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

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.

For the best results access Google Scholar from the library web page.

Tips for Using Google Scholar

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 a few clicks.

Library Information

Need more help?

-Stop in for 1-on-1 help. Hours
-Send us an email by clicking on the Ask a Librarian link on the Library Home Page
-Call the research help desk at (414) 382-6062.
-Library Staff Directory