Why start my Google Scholar search at UT Libraries? Isn't it free?
If you start here (or on the main library page), you'll be asked to authenticate with your EID before searching. Then Google and many publisher sites will see that you has permission to access our subscriptions, and you'll hit fewer paywalls!
What's different about Google Scholar?
Why use Google Scholar?
Find highly-cited authors or publications on your topic
Find studies that use specific data sets, methods, models, theoretical frameworks, etc. These types of things tend to appear in the full text, rather than the titles and abstracts.
Find a bigger variety of sources from more disciplines. (our databases tend to focus on specific disciplines and on journals)
Your instructor or subject librarian may throw around the term "library database" a lot, but what exactly do they mean? This video from RMIT University in Australia explains the term and how you can use databases for research.
Transcript available through YouTube.
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