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NURS738: Research Methods I: Google Scholar

This course guide provides search tips and links to resources for NURS738.

Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar

When searching for articles, Google Scholar ( can be used as a supplement. Unlike PubMed or other databases, there is no quality control in terms of the content that is retrieved in a search. Results may include citations to journal articles, books/book chapters, conference papers, dissertations, or scholarly work that has been deposited in institutional repositories. Evaluate search results carefully.

A useful feature of Google Scholar is there may be full-text links to articles that may not be reflected in database searches in PubMed or other databases. You can also customize the settings to show a "Find it @ BCHS" when full-text may be available via the BCHS library. In the example below, there are several articles with [PDF] or an [HTML] link to the right. The 4th item shows an example of the "Find it @ BCHS" link. Click on the PDF at the top of this box for instructions on how to set the library link.