Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Finding research on Google Scholar
If you are trying to find out more about Amazonia or Amazonian archaeology, one of the best ways you can quickly find a lot of published information, and at the same time screen out a lot of less useful information, is to use Google Scholar. Entering keywords, including the names of authors, or of books or articles, brings up a list of scholarly sources that are relevant to the terms you selected. You can even follow individual authors and keep up to date on what they have published. It's much like any other search engine, but it only scans the scholarly literature. If you are connected to a university library, then you will have access to many of those books and articles with just one more click. Usually you have to be a student or on the faculty to have that access, but not always.