Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that allows you to search for scholarly resources in a variety of formats and disciplines.
Before beginning a search select the menu from the upper left hand corner and then select Settings. On the next screen select Library Links from the left hand menu and then search Lone Star College in the search bar provided. Once you search a new checkbox will be provided below. Select the box and click Save. Now any future searches will show results available through Lone Star.
Quick Link: Research Databases
Tips for Selecting & Searching Databases
Boolean Operators: AND | OR | NOT - Combine these operators to improve your search results.
AND and NOT narrow your results, while OR expands your results. Examples:
Combine these terms to create more complex searches. Example:
Phrase Searching: Put quotations around multiple words to search them as a single phrase. Example:
Truncation: In many databases, you can use * at the end of a word to search for multiple forms of the word. Example:
For more information on database powersearching, take a look at our Database Powersearching video.
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