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Answered By: Katy Webb
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014     Views: 82

Google Scholar searches scholarly literature and includes peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, book citations, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a variety of content providers. Sources of material include academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and open access publishers. Some content is available in full text.

When searching Google Scholar on campus, full text resources that are available from ECU Libraries-subscribed databases or electronic journals will be automatically accessible. If you are unable to access the full text, please check the Citation Linker. It is possible that the Libraries may own the material identified in Google Scholar. If we do not, we can try to get it for you via Interlibrary Loan.

From off-campus, as long as you are logged into the library with your PirateID and you connect to Google Scholar from ECU Libraries' page, you will be able to access full text resources found in Google Scholar that are available from the ECU Libraries-subscribed databases or electronic journals. Google Scholar is publicly available at

Google Scholar is not considered comprehensive for academic content. For the most thorough search of a topic, consult the subject specific indexes and databases to which ECU Libraries subscribe.

Text adapted from Rutger's University Libraries.

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