Google Scholar is a great resource and excellent tool: it searches the academic, scholarly web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.
And searching Google Scholar from the Portland State University Library will identify full text articles available from PSU Library resources as well as open access articles from other universities and colleges. This generally prevents you from getting the dreaded pay wall when PSU Library owns the article you want.
Since launching our new website, we have heard from a few folks that they were used to accessing Google Scholar from the front page of the library website. So where did it go? You can now find Google Scholar in a few places:
- In the Research Tools & Collections menu
- In the list of Research Starting Points on the Databases and Articles page
- In the alphabetical list of databases, under G
Questions? Please ask a librarian for help.