You likely use basic Google searches often in your everyday life (and maybe in your classes), but you may not be familiar with how Google search works or what the results mean.
- Did you know companies pay to show up at the top of your search?
- Did you know Search Engine Optimization can help websites move up in the a results list?
- Did you know you can find journal and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports and other scholarly literature through Google Scholar?
- BUT you might only get the abstract because Google Scholar does not offer full-text access of everything.