Searching databases requires a little more search structure than our average Google Search.
Always try more than one search!
You can combine your keywords using AND, OR & NOT
For more about structuring your searches in databases using AND, OR, & NOT (what librarians call Boolean Logic), watch the following videos:
When you search google scholar, and full text is available through our Skyline College Subscriptions, you will see the Viewit@SkylineCollege OR Getit@SkylineCollege link under or next to information in google scholar search results. Sometimes the Viewit@SkylineCollege OR Getit@SkylineCollege is hidden behind the arrow.
Just click the arrow to see the Skyline College link, if available.
Viewit@SkylineCollege indicates it is probably electronically available in our collections.
Getit@SkylineCollege indicates it might be available in our collections.
Google Scholar definitely has its uses but often it is faster and simpler to go to library databases first and only go to google scholar if needed.
Google Scholar is interesting to use for an advanced form of library research often used by Professors and Graduate Students called citation chaining. For citation chaining, Google Scholar is a go-to tool. Especially cited by Links
Citation chaining has two forms:
Hope you find this helpful and please let us know if you have any questions about library resources and/or about searching for information
Here is a video about citation chaining.