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This is how Google Scholar works, the search engine to do theses and research papers

This is how Google Scholar works, the search engine to do theses and research papers
Academic google.  (photo: Google)
Academic google. (photo: Google)

Imagine Internet right now without him seeker of Google it is practically impossible. Millions of people from all over the world are using it continuously, and thanks to it it is possible to find information of all kinds in a matter of seconds.

However, it cannot be forgotten that Google is a technological giant, and it offers solutions of all kinds for almost anything; as for example is Google Maps.

But, if we talk about the area educational TechMarkup readers may be interested in knowing this version of Google, since in fact it is specially designed for all the students of the world: it is about Google Scholar.

What is Google Scholar

Google Scholar (in English, Google Scholar) is a Google search engine focused on and specialized in searching for content and bibliography of a scientific-academic nature. There you can find technical reports, quotes, theses, links to books, scientific journal articles, as well as press releases from specialized conferences. To enter justn go to this link or simply type “Google Academic” in the search engine.

In this space it filters and selects the results using an algorithm similar to the one used by the search engine for general searches, although it also uses other criteria, such as the site or magazine where the content was published.

The user can customize his profile from the settings menu.
The user can customize his profile from the settings menu.

In Google Scholar it is displayed, before entering the links, Who are the authors of the texts? It has, like the general search engine, a function to do advanced searches where you can filter the content by exact phrases, author or date.

It is possible to choose to read content in only one language or more, as well as create alerts to receive by email every time a relevant publication appears on a topic that is being investigated.

Google Scholar allows keep track of an author profile who is writing on the topic of interest. You have to press on the three horizontal lines in the upper left profile and choose Profile. This will show the number of times the author was cited in various scientific or academic texts.

Within Google Scholar you can do advanced searches.
Within Google Scholar you can do advanced searches.

This is how you can use this version of the Google search engine

To start searching, all you have to do is enter the term or phrase that is of interest in the enabled bar. When searching, you can choose if you only want Google Scholar to return results in Spanish or in any language, as already mentioned above. Once the results are on the screen, it will be when you begin to see the real differences with the other search engine.

The first thing that stands out is that each document that appears on the screen will indicate on the left what it is, be it a book, a PDF or a web page.

Users can settle for looking result by result to see if their content convinces them, but if they are more attentive they will be able to see all the appointments that have been made under each one, as well as related items and the different versions that are available.

Academic google.  (photo: Geeknet)
Academic google. (photo: Geeknet)

The left part of the screen is also very useful. This allows put some filters to eliminate results that may not interest us, in addition to limiting the results by dates or language. This part also has an option called create alertwhich allows you to enter a series of words so that Google warns you every time a new article or text related to them is published.

Finally, there is the issue of library. Using this is very simple, since to put texts or articles inside, all you have to do is press the star-shaped button below each one, with the text Save.

By doing this, Automatically this text will be in the personal libraryand to access you just have to click on the button that will be found at the top that indicates My library.

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