Category Archives: Search Engines

Power Searching Google and Google Scholar

Watch and listen to this slidecast on advanced search methods of Google and Google Scholar.  At the end of the presentation, please fill out our survey in the link below.

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Library Lunchables for the Summer

Please join us for fun 45 minute sessions on a series of topics. Most sessions will be held at the library except for the Blogging and Wiki Workshop.

Wed., June 17: All about Twitter, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructors: Andrea Pickles, Director of Academic Technology; Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Wed., June 24: Advanced Google Search Tips, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructor: Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian

Wed., July 1: Blogging and Wiki Workshop, Lab HHG07 1:30pm
Instructors: Andrea Pickles, Director of Academic Technology; Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Wed., July 8: Google Earth for Educators, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructor: Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian

Tues., July 14: Tour of Business Databases, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Wed., July 15: Tour of Nursing Databases, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructor: Marion Slack, Reference Librarian

Wed., July 22: Tour of Science Databases, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Wed., July 29: Search Engine Showdown: Wolfram|Alpha and Microsoft’s Bing, Archives Room, Library 1:30pm
Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

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Try Google Scholar

Our goal is to make it easier for you to find the information you need. Some prefer to use the library databases to search for articles and some prefer to use other sources like Google.

If you prefer searching within the Google because you like the simplicity of the Google search box, we encourage you to use Google Scholar instead. Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature like peer-reviewed articles, theses, and books. Although you might come across some full-text articles, for the most part Google Scholar will point you to citations or abstracts of articles. That is okay because if you find an article, you can always plug the title into our Full Text Journal Finder to find out if the journal is available online through the library’s databases.

Better yet, make Framingham State College your preferred library within Google Scholar’s preferences. Once you set this up, a link “Find it at Framingham State” will appear next to your Google Scholar results if the articles are available full text at our library.

If you are home and plan to use Google Scholar, log in with your network account through the library website and select the link “Google Scholar”. This way you will be authenticated from home when you locate an article from a library database and won’t be prompted for a username and password.

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