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STEM - Free and Open Access Resources for Research


Google Scholar is a free full-text search engine like Google, but focuses on scholarly content like journals, books, and dissertations. You can also expand the search to include patents. The resources you find in Google Scholar may be paywalled, but the searching itself is free.

Google Scholar searching will cover many of the resources on this guide, including the publisher websites and preprint servers. While Google Scholar does offer some limited advanced searching options (see below), you will find better options searching directly searching the journals on that publisher's site. The tradeoff, however, is that you are only searching one publisher's journals.

Looking for an alternative to Google Scholar? 
Try Dimensions.

 

Using the Advanced Search in Google Scholar