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Google Scholar Quick Tip Search Guide

Download this Quick Tip Guide to provide a brief overview of the search tools used by Google Scholar


The Google Scholar guide is meant as a resource for students on how to effectively utilize this valuable search tool in congruence with UWSP's library resources.  The topics covered by this guide include:

  1. How Google Scholar Works
    • When is Google Scholar appropriate to use?
    • What resources are found when using Google Scholar?
    • How UWSP works in concert with Google Scholar (Find It!) - setting preferences
  2. Formulating effective searches
    • Creating a search to maximize the recall and precision of your results
    • Managing search results

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