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FYW: Politics & The Good Life (Tolkien): Google Scholar

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When to use Google Scholar

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature."  ~ Google Scholar "About" page.   Use in conjunction with library databases for the most thorough searching.
Google Scholar might NOT be the best choice when:
  • Your topic is specific to one or two related subjects (hint: try a subject-specific database)
  • You only want books or media we have here at Furman (hint: try the catalog)
  • You have never searched a database or need help identifying what database would be good to use for you research topic (hint: ask a librarian)

Google Scholar might be a good choice when:

  • Your topic is interdisciplinary and very specific.
  • You are comfortable using advanced search in Google, but instead want to focus on scholarly resources.
  • You want to finding citing references for an article (hint: learn more about citing references here)