Answered By: Theresa Zelasko
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017     Views: 63

Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results may include citations of older works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline publications.

If you run into a pay wall after clicking on a link to an article retrieved by Google Scholar search, try searching for that article in one of the library's databases. If we don't have access to it, we can typically get that article for you through Get It!