Google Scholar is a specialized search engine focused on scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources. Results can include articles, theses, books, abstracts, patents, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
Using Google Scholar to find PCC resources
Computers on the PCC campus are automatically set to show links to PCC Library's full-text scholarly and peer-reviewed articles when you use Google Scholar, but you can also get the same access using Google Scholar from home with one of these three methods:
- Click on the following link to have your Google Scholar preferences permanently set for you - review the choices and click on the Save Preferences button on this page: Set my Google Scholar preferences to PCC
- Bookmark this URL and use it every time you search Google Scholar: Search Google Scholar @PCC
- Use the search box below to find out what you can get through PCC for free without having to set any preferences. Type what you want to search for in the box, then click the button to get started:
Want to know more about both scholarly and peer-reviewed articles? Check out the Tutorials and Handouts page, under the section How do I know what I have is the right thing?