introduction to Google
h. douglas barclay law library
faculty enrichment program
wendy scott, assistant director for faculty
and outreach services 1/2005
what is Google Scholar?
what is its role in legal scholarship?
what does it index?
what is citation extraction & analysis?
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
Google Scholar search
for “death penalty”
Value to Legal Scholarship
One stop shopping
Open access to information on protected sites
Efficient and “Google” friendly
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
Citations to web references (LS)
Book web search
Book Library Search
Links to articles on the web
John C. Western Professor,
University of California, Los Angeles,
Social, cultural, urban; Southern
William M. Wiecek Chester Adgate
Professor of Law, Professor of History;
Harvard University, 1962; Ph.D.,
of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968 Legal
Peter J. Wilcoxen Associate
Economics and Public Administration;
Harvard University, 1989
economics, natural resource
To access the full-text of the
article remotely, you will be
asked to enter your SU ID #
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
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
... and getting started
about Google Scholar
the basics of Google search
other Google search techniques
death penalty OR capital punishment
Advanced search for more precision
author: driesen dm
author:wiecek “classical legal thought”
is Google Scholar really scholarly?
‘pay as you go’?
This Google Scholar reference is to a blog
would you pay for this