Google Scholar is a freely accessible online search engine for scholarly literature across multiple disciplines. It searches through listed digital and physical copies of articles in online repositories, as well as with academic publishers and universities.
Google Scholar performs keyword searches across the world of research and includes results from theses, abstracts, books and court opinions, apart from articles. Looking through related works, authors, citations and publications is simple. Filter search results to include articles by year or date. Locate the full text of an article, if available, beside the search result. Set alerts on Google Scholar by clicking the envelope icon to get new results sent via e-mail.