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To access a complete list of databases recommended for COUN research, please use the "Counseling Databases" link from the main Counseling guide.
Google Scholar Via the Pollak Library
Use Google Scholar to search through thousands of journals, many of which the Pollak Library owns. You can also find patents and legal documents with Google Scholar.
By connecting Google Scholar to the Pollak Library, you have access to a special "Pollak Library Find It!" link in order to determine if a particular item of interest is available full-text online, in print, or through interlibrary loan.
If you experience a challenge with connecting to Google Scholar from off campus, the information on this page offers one way to configure Google Scholar so that it connects with resources available through the Pollak Library.
Search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all subjects. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Indexes over 400 of the most popular magazines and journals published in the United States and Canada, with about full text for half of them. Particularly useful for locating magazines dealing with popular culture, such as fashion, current events, home and garden, entertainment, consumer information, and sports.
Six Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites
As your do your research on the Internet, take the time to evaluate the content you will find on the Web sites you visit. Six criteria you can use to evaluate the information on these Web sites are:
Content / Relevancy
For more information on each of the six criteria, please refer to the related link below. In addition, you may also wish to view a tutorial on evaluating Web sites. The link to the tutorial is available in the upper-right-hand corner of this section.
Please read the information below to learn how you can construct a search of government Web sites in Google for information on your research topic.
Did You Know?
You can search for government Web sites in Google by typing: site:.gov [skipping a space and then entering your search term(s)]
To search education Web sites, please type: site:.edu [skipping a space and then entering your search term(s)]
For a search of organization Web sites, please type: site:.org [skipping a space and then entering your search term(s)]
If needed, please try searches using different keywords, as well as placing your keywords in a different order. Also, if you are searching for a specific phrase, you may wish to place quotation marks around the phrase in order to find the phrase words together.
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