Skip to comments.Google Scholar (new Google online academic search beta feature)
Posted on 11/27/2004 8:57:11 PM PST by SteveH
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search results by how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful references should appear at the top of the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the full text of each article as well as the article's author, the publication in which the article appeared and how often it has been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results may include citations of older works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline publications.
(this is good to know, as I'm in grad school.)
I recall the hours spent in the library when I was in college..The information available online is so amazing.
Ping. From another Grad student.
Get out . . . while you still can!
I remember all those research hours too. The information age is amazing!
I looked up "important stuff" and I got a lot
who is proposing the Floyd Amendment to No Child Left Behind ...
... that is, No Child Left Behind -- except Floyd, who really isn't worth the extra expenditures . . .
I believe teaching how to research without a computer may be a useful tool. I did study Middle English when taking a course on Chaucer and my mother studied Latin..
Seriously..The only thing I object to about using computers is plagiarism.
PS: the teachers and their assistants have access to computers,too, students.
Oh, heavens yes! Computers have become essential in research! They're wonderful!!!!
As you said, it's the plagerism.
www.pinkmonkey.com , et al, are not so good.
I used to love to take down my mother's Encyclopedias and read when I was young..I'd start with one thing and end up on another..
I was old before I discovered computers and then spent days just googling and reading..back to childhood!
Now in my late 50's, I remember 25 years ago as a manager in a specialty field based in Seattle, that I would often walk five blocks to the library, then do four hours of research. Fast forward to today, and I can do the equivalent research in three minutes from my desk. I am amazed at the evolution in technology that has brought us this gift. But, on the other hand, the walk to the library, admiring the view of the Puget Sound, "people watching", and just plain moving slower may represent a loss in some way. You younger Freepers will never understand, and that is natural. But the pace of technology, from the dawn of civilization to present, takes something away from each generation of humanity. I hope the end result is in all of our our best interests...because we are trading away something as we move ever faster forward.
I grew up before television was available...I know a lot about tradeoffs!
Also, (from SunkenCiv-- thanks!) Scirus:
...and get caught even faster.
I have been using this. It is wonderful.
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