Google Scholar: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Whether we like it or not our students will find and use Google Scholar. Librarians should be able to explain to students the pros and cons of Google Scholar and use Google Scholar as a chance to promote Library databases and on-line journals. Find out how Google Scholar works and options for promoting local link resolvers. We will also discuss what we can learn from Google Scholar to help make our existing interfaces to catalogues and databases more usable.

The Benefits
The workshop will help your library develop a proactive approach to Google Scholar.

Who Should Participate?
This session will benefit instruction, reference and electronic services librarians. Prior familiarity with the Firefox browser would be an asset.

Key Topics You Will Explore

  • How Google Scholar works
  • Installing and promoting OpenURL (Firefox extension)
  • What do Google Scholar developers know that we should know?

Bibliography

Google Scholar ppt

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About Karen Keiller

I am the University Librarian at Lakehead University.
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