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Find tools and resources to jumpstart your research in any sciences course.

Gather background information

Background sources allow us to:

  • Get a general idea of the topic and understanding current thinking
  • Pinpoint keywords for effective and efficient research
  • Locate credible literature on the topic

Helpful resources

What about Google Scholar?

Google Scholar may point you to scholarly articles that are accessible in the library databases. If you find an article, follow the prompt that says "Full Text at Emory."

Note: You may use the same search tools used in databases and Library Search (i.e. Boolean Operators, key terms, etc.) in Google Scholar!

Google Scholar Search

Tip: Link Google Scholar to Emory Libraries!

  • Navigate to settings
  • Select Library links
  • Type Emory University
  • Search and select checkbox "Find it @ Emory"
  • Save