Google Scholar uses the familiar Google search box to search for the contents of scholarly journals, books, theses, conference papers, etc. There are some characteristics you should know about, though, if you use Google Scholar:
It lacks most of the search limiting functions of other article databases. Even the "Articles" limiter in the left sidebar sometimes fails to limit the results to journal articles only.
Google does not make clear what sources it uses; in other words, there is no way to tell what journals it includes or excludes or what years are covered.
Most importantly, the links may lead you to websites which will ask that you pay for the articles, even though in many cases, we may own the particular journal already. Before paying for an article you find via Google Scholar, you should always do a Periodical Title Search for the journal in ALICE to see if we own the volume.
On-campus users should see this link for articles that may be available for free to Ohio University faculty and students. After clicking on this link, you will be asked to login using your Ohio University login to access the full text of articles.
Off-campus users should set up their browsers as follows to get access to the full text of articles:
Click on the icon.
Configure the settings like this:
If the settings are configured properly, off-campus users should also see the in their list of search results. After clicking on this link, you will be asked to login using your Ohio University login to access the full text of articles.