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Using Google Advanced Search by Michael Miller

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Searching for Scholarly Information

As great as Google is for the average Internet user, it can also be a librarian’s worst nightmare. Many students and researchers are abandoning bricks-and-mortar libraries (and proprietary online research services) in favor of Google’s free online searches. Almost any piece of information, it seems, can be found with a standard Google web search.

Or can it?

Google’s web search engine indexes only that part of the Internet that is accessible to the general public. It doesn’t access the tons of information stored in private research databases, or that exists in print journals and reference books found only in university and research libraries. Although you could use Google ...

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