Mommy, Just Google It!
My Son, a child of the 2000s always says to me, “Mommy, just Google it.”
That statement rings in my ears every day. I don’t know about any of you, nineteen’s (people born in the 1900s) but have you checked out, Googles Scholar? The next time you want to write a research paper or cross-reference any business topic against other scholarly resources, you can start there. Here’s a link to the page. https://scholar.google.com/.
Google explains it as:
“Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature broadly. 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.”
It can lead you to some of the most reliable and credible information that you can find on the internet. It is an incredible online database. And if you would like a “how-to” on using Google Scholar, the link below will take you to a Wiley Online Library article for a deeper dive into using the platform. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/nha3.20209.
You may also have heard of another wonderful online repository – JStor. The Jstor resource can be accessed with your library card and at most public school libraries https://www.jstor.org/. Please read to see the mission of this online resource and the connections that they are making globally to ensure access to scholarly resources https://about.jstor.org/mission-history/.
You might be thinking, what happened to the cherished public libraries we grew up with? Aren’t they still a treasure trove of information? Well, even they are linking to the previously mentioned resources and reaching out to numerous other online learning repositories to share and spread information.
It would have been hard to imagine and difficult to digest 15 years ago, but Google’s search engine and internet resources have become the go-to source for a wealth of valuable information.
So, jump on in fellow nineteens. Keep those brain cells fueled, help your children or, in my case, listen to your children, and use these free valuable scholarly tools when you need to write your next white paper or business brief.
Here is a shortlist of where to start. https://web.archive.org/web/20210118005004/https://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/07/100-time-saving-search-engines-serious-scholars-revised/