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Courtois AP Biology Exploring Current Research: Google Books & Scholar

Google Scholar

Please note that some searches will direct you to articles that require you to purchase them or try and locate through your library.  SHS will not always have access to this content.

If you find something that looks amazing try the EBSCO database or see Ms. Hopkins but please note that it can sometimes take a while to get items through inter-library loan.  

Google Scholar Search

Google Books Search

Google book search will give you:

1) limited full-text access to books that are available for purchase

2) full-text access to books available in the public domain

Google Book Search

Open Access Journals

What is "open access" - information that is freely available on the internet.   There is a move towards in research towards publishing in open access portals and bypassing the traditional publishing route.  But - you need to be a critical user of information:

  • Who are the authors?  What are their professional affiliations/educational backgrounds?
  • Has it been peer reviewed?
  • Who funded the research?