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Google Like a Scholar


This LibGuide corresponds to one of the workshops offered by the THP Library.

Description: This session serves as an overview of Google and Google Scholar. Attendees will learn about the basic functions of these tools; some tips and tricks to optimize their searches and make the most out of these tools; and, some pros and cons of these tools compared to other databases.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify when and how to use Google/Google Scholar during their research
  • Navigate Google's interface, including:
    • Running a search
    • Using advanced search features
    • Navigating and customizing the results page (i.e. sorting results, limiting a search query using Google's on-screen facets and filters)
    • Finding full-text articles (using open access linking, library linking), and generating and exporting citations
  • Critically evaluate Google/Google Scholar results for accuracy, relevancy, validity, etc.


Note: The title "Google Like a Scholar" was inspired by Lakehead University and the University of Guelph, among others.

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