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Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research."


You may set Google Scholar to link to articles that are available in FAU's databases. Go to Google Scholar Preferences

Under "Library LInks" type in "Florida Atlantic University".

Click "Save Preferences".

If you have had your Owl card added to the Broward College system at the U/CL Check Out Desk, type in Broward College inot the "Library Links" as well.

Click "Save Preferences."


Now you may read many of the results of your search immediately once you authenticate with your student number and PIN.

Cite Your Sources

These sources will help you create your "Works Cited" or "References" pages. Remember you can always contact us, if it gets confusing (and it usually does!)

Reference Books

Journals vs. Magazines

Journals - academic/scholarly publications of articles written by experts in the particular field of study. These articles are written for others within that particular discipline or profession using vocabulary and terminology common to them. Example: Journal of American Medical Association.

(Within journals is the more rigorous scholarly peer-reviewed or refereed articles that have to pass review by a board of experts in the field before publication.)

Magazines - general publications of articles written for people to get an overview of a topic, meant for general population comprehension. Magazine articles may be written by experts but are meant to be relatable to a larger audience than journals. Example: Newsweek.

FAU Databases

These are some of the many databases available to you which may contain articles on your socual issue. All of the following databases/electronic journals are available off-campus via EZproxy.

Subject Guide

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Interlibrary Loan

Almost any book or journal article you might need is available through interlibrary Loan, usually free of charge.