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Scholarly vs. Popular Resources: Google Scholar Library Links

Set up Google Scholar to directly connect to the Benedictine Library's online journals.

Set up Google Scholar so that it directly connects you to the Benedictine Library's online journals.

1. Starting in Google Scholar, click Settings

Google Scholar Settings


2. Click Library Links

Google Scholar Library Links


3. Search “Benedictine” and check the boxes. Then, search "Worldcat" and check the box. Click Save, and you’re done!


Now when you search in Google Scholar, your results page will include BenU Library links along the right.

Google Scholar Links


Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar promotes itself as a resource that provides one-stop shopping for scholarly literature. It searches across many disciplines and covers a wide variety of resources, including journal articles, theses, books, abstracts, and more. Although Google Scholar is aimed at the academic community, it uses a very broad definition of "scholarly literature." 

It is important to realize that not everything in Google Scholar is peer reviewed.

Try a search:

Google Scholar Search

Tutorial: Using Google Scholar


Remember to evaluate websites for reliability and accuracy before you use them in your research assignments.


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