Google Scholar is a robust search engine that indexes many different websites and databases containing scholarly articles and publications. If you are looking for a journal article on a particular topic, Google Scholar is a great place to start.
Google Scholar is different from Google in that it returns results as citations instead of web pages. Users of Google Scholar can read select articles through Google Scholar or use these citations to find the articles through other sources, such the NYBG Library.
If you search Google Scholar when you are at NYBG you will have access to the electronic resources provided by the library. This includes articles from databases such as JSTOR and BioOne.
Google Scholar can be searched by keyword, author, title, journal, and more! The link above suggests some search strategies.
If you are interested in receiving alerts when new articles on a particular topic are published, you are able to sign up for email alerts. Learn more at the link above.
Users of Google Scholar are able to create personal collections of articles through the site. This can be helpful if you are writing a paper. Visit the link above to learn more.
One of the features of Google Scholar is that it provides citations formatted in MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and Vancouver styles. These citations can be copied and pasted or exported as BibTex, EndNote, RefMan, or RefWorks files. See the link above for more information about exporting citations.
Users who wish to copy and paste the citations can access the formatted citations by clicking the double quote at the bottom of the citation they are interested in.
For those who use Google Chrome, this extension allows for users to quickly search Google Scholar for article titles on web pages without navigating to the Google Scholar homepage.
If there is an error with the way that your publication is documented in Google Scholar, such as an incorrect title, you are able to report this mistake to Google Scholar using the link above.
Google Scholar staff suggest that the best way for articles to be included on the site is for them to be added to a website, either personal or institutional repository. Details can be found above. (Note that this page does not address questions related to copyright. Please be aware of what copyright permissions you have to share an article before doing so.)
Authors can set up Google Scholar profiles and add citations for articles they have written. These profiles can be used to track citation metrics for articles.