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EML 6085 - Research Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Google Scholar @ UCF

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. It is a search engine where you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. 

Google Scholar search options from UCF Library.
- Full Text @ UCF links to access sources at UCF Libraries.
- Bibliography (citation) manager options to export and manage citations (RefWorks or EndNote)

Understanding Google Scholar

Pros of Google Scholar

  • Eases of use
  • Search by cited feature
  • Full text available with subscription
  • Searches academic websites as well as journal publisher websites, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites

Cons of Scholar

  • Full text available may not always the final publisher's version
  • No limiter for just scholarly publications
  • Limited option to limit or narrow search results
  • Not everything is indexed in scholar
  • Results may include articles of poor quality or even from predatory journals