introduction to Google Scholar

law.syr.edu

introduction to Google Scholar

introduction to Google

Scholar

http://scholar.google.com

h. douglas barclay law library

faculty enrichment program

wendy scott, assistant director for faculty

and outreach services 1/2005


Today’s Focus

what is Google Scholar?

what is its role in legal scholarship?

what does it index?

what is citation extraction & analysis?

search strategies

additional musings


What is Google Scholar?

“An Internet search tool for scholarly

literature, including peer-reviewed papers,

theses, books, preprints, abstracts and

technical reports from all broad areas of

research... Google Scholar indexes

‘scholarly’ literature from a wide variety of

academic publishers, professional societies,

preprint repositories and universities, as

well as articles available across the web.”


Google search for

“death penalty”

Google Scholar search

for “death penalty”


Value to Legal Scholarship

Content

One stop shopping

Open access to information on protected sites

Efficient and “Google” friendly

Citation analysis


contents & formats

what is indexed?

citations, abstracts & full-text


what is indexed?

“academic books, peer-reviewed papers, theses,

preprints, abstracts and technical reports and articles

from all broad areas of research”

From, About Google Scholar

(http://scholar.google.com/scholar/about.html)


Citations to web references (LS)

Book web search

Book Library Search

Links to articles on the web


John C. Western Professor,

Geography; Ph.D.,

University of California, Los Angeles,

1978

Social, cultural, urban; Southern

Africa, Europe

William M. Wiecek Chester Adgate

Congdon

Professor of Law, Professor of History;

L.L.B.,

Harvard University, 1962; Ph.D.,

University

of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968 Legal

history,

constitutional law

Peter J. Wilcoxen Associate

Professor,

Economics and Public Administration;

Ph.D.,

Harvard University, 1989

Environmental

economics, natural resource

economics


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To access the full-text of the

article remotely, you will be

asked to enter your SU ID #

and name


Let’s be clear…

Abstracts should always be available

Full-text articles will be available if SU

Library is a subscriber

To access full-text remotely, you wil

be prompted to enter SU ID & and

name to create a proxy connection

If full-text does not come up through

Google Scholar, check SUMMIT


citation extraction

and analysis


Professor Arzt’s book was cited

nine times in other documents

retrieved by Google Scholar


Here are the documents (indexed

by Google Scholar) that cite

Professor Arzt’s book.


how to search Google

Scholar

http://scholar.google.com


getting help

... and getting started

about Google Scholar

the basics of Google search


search techniques

keyword

author

advanced searches

other Google search techniques


keyword search

death penalty

“death penalty”

death penalty OR capital punishment

Advanced search for more precision


author search

author: driesen

author: driesen dm

author:wiecek “classical legal thought”

author:wiecek constitution


other strategies

intitle:regulatory reform

terrorism inurl:.gov


additional musings

is Google Scholar really scholarly?

‘pay as you go’?


scholarly?

This Google Scholar reference is to a blog


would you pay for this

article?


happy Googling

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