Succeeding in postgraduate study
Succeeding in postgraduate study

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Succeeding in postgraduate study

Question 6

Is Google Scholar [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] a good search engine to use to search the invisible web and find academic journal articles?

If you have never used this resource before, take a few minutes to run a few test searches on a topic which interests you now.

Select one:

a. 

True


b. 

False


The correct answer is a.

Discussion

Yes, it is, but it works better when you have followed the instructions on the library website to link it to the Open University library online collections. Google Scholar is not as good at finding or linking to the library collections as more conventional ‘library’ databases such as Web of Science. If you want to learn more about the invisible web then take some time to complete the Accessing the invisible web activity.

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