Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Calling all postgrads: useful tools from Google Scholar

In order to get the most out of using Google Scholar have a look at the following recently released new features:
  • Google Scholar Alerts to help you keep up to date with your field of interest
  • Search within Citing Articles which can help you trace an article's impact
Remember when using Google Scholar you need to set your preferences so that Google knows you are affiliated with  DIT Library. That way, Google can detect which journals DIT Library has a subscription to and provide a link to take you to the full text.
You can choose up to three libraries to link to. Once you save your preferences, either a library link or icon will appear in your search results. In addition to selecting your library, you can also choose to display citation import links to various bibliography managers, such as EndNote and RefWorks.