|Google Scholar indexes full text or metadata of academic papers from a variety of publishing formats and disciplines.|
Google Scholar can be a great tool for supplementing your research. However, only searching Google Scholar means missing important research and spending extra time verifying if an article is peer reviewed.
Things to consider when using Google Scholar:
Google Scholar ranks search results based on a number of criteria:
Google Scholar it is not a replacement for the library databases. Think about using it as a supplement your UCSC Library database searches and not as the only place you search.
Benefits of searching library databases: