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PSY 2012 (Ciesko) - General Psychology Honors Class: Google Scholar

A research guide for students' of Professor Ciesko's General Psychology Honors course



The library provides access to THOUSANDS of scholarly articles which have already been paid for by the library or the state. You pay no additional cost to view these articles.

If there is a very specific article that you absolutely need and we don't have, please talk to a librarian. In most cases, we can track down the article for you from another library!

Monster Metaphors: Notes on Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller'

Suggestions for Using Google Scholar

Here are some important things to know about Google Scholar:

1. Google Scholar often links you to a summary or a preview of an article. Learn to identify when you are looking at an article "snippet" rather than a full article -- it's not always obvious.

2. If the full text of the article isn't shown, the web site may require you to pay for access. See column to the left. :-)

3. Google Scholar is much, much more effective if you use the Advanced Search feature.

4. You can link Google Scholar to Valencia's library so that when you search, you will get links to Valencia's library if we have the article that's listed.

Connecting Scholar with Valencia

To set up Google Scholar links to Valencia's libraries, go to Scholar Preferences

Under Library Links, search for Valencia College. Check all of the Valencia boxes.

Save your preferences.

Click here to view a quick video on this.

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search

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