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Public Health - Guide to Internet & Library Sources

What to look for when searching for a Scientific Research Article

Google Scholar at Regis

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly works. Unlike licensed databases, you have to make sure that the information that you find comes from a trusted source. Sources include articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions that come from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Regis Library computers automatically links to materials owned by Regis. You can also set up your own computer so that you can see which materials are owned by Regis in your Google Scholar search results. Just follow the simple instructions in this guide.

 

 

Note: Google Scholar does not search all of Regis' licensed databases. To do a comprehensive search, use Regis' Power Search or databases.

Search Tips

Locating the Full Text of Articles
Abstracts are freely available for most of the articles but reading the entire article may require a subscription. Here are a few things to try:

  1. click a library link, "FindIt@Regis", to the right of the search result;
  2. click a link labeled [PDF] to the right of the search result;
  3. click "All versions" under the search result and check out the alternative sources;
  4. click "Related articles" or "Cited by" under the search result to explore similar articles.

Finding recent papers
Your search results are normally sorted by relevance, not by date. To find newer articles, try the following options in the left sidebar:

  1. click "Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance;
  2. click "Sort by date" to show just the new additions, sorted by date;
  3. click the envelope icon to have new results periodically delivered by email.

Setting Up Google Scholar


 

  • Click on Library Links

Google Scholar Library Links Screenshot
 

  • Search for Regis College in the search box
     
  • Make sure that Regis College Library - Find@RegisCollege is checked
     
  • Click Save