Google Scholar is an attempt to use the powerful Google search engine to sift searches for academic sources. Before you use this tool you should check out your library’s own databases here. The databases search our many e-journals and print journals for keywords related to your research.
After you have searched through our collections (which are immediately available to you) use Google Scholar to find other sources.
Most of the articles that Google Scholar shows are expensive, but you can use Interlibrary Loan to get them for free. However, it can take 3-10 business days to get to your inbox. That is why we suggest checking the White Library’s resources first.
The Interlibrary Loan is located in the lower floor of the White Library, but you may make the requests on line. Just click on the green “inter-library loan request” button on the right, and fill out the form. When the article arrives it will be emailed to you. If the resource is a book, an email will let you know that it can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk.