What is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar is a search engine maintained by Google that searches for scholarly research on the web. This information can come from a variety of sources including university pages, publisher pages, and author pages.
Because of this, some results will include only citation information for the article or book or may require payment to view full text. Many of the articles found in Google Scholar may be available to Walla Walla University students and faculty for free from the library web site. Because of this, we recommend searching library databases for articles before searching Google Scholar.
How do I find articles?
You may search using keywords. Advanced Scholar search allows searchers to narrow to a specific journal or author, as well as searching within literature from specific fields. Other operators such as + and - operate as the Boolean operators "and" operate in the library catalog and databases.
How do I find Full Text in the Library?
Does the Google Scholar result give you only an abstract or citation? If the article is in a journal, you may search for the journal title in Journals A to Z to find Walla Walla University Library's access to that particular journal.