Using Google Scholar to conduct a literature search
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Using Google Scholar to conduct a literature search

Paula Younger Library manager, North Somerset Healthcare Library, Weston General Hospital, Weston Area Health NHS Trust, Weston Super Mare

This article provides information about conducting a literature search on the Google Scholar website. The article briefly describes how to narrow or expand a search and how to find non-journal literature. Although Google Scholar is not without limitations, it offers a practical starting point for a literature search.

Correspondence paula.younger@nhs.net

Nursing Standard. 24, 45,40-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.07.24.45.40.c7906

Published in print: 14 July 2010

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