When using Google Scholar, REMEMBER: You should never pay for an article. If Rider University Libraries has access to an article, you will see a "Get It @ Rider University!" link.
Alternatively, check the Journals page to see if the Libraries subscribe or have access to the journal. If not, we may borrow it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL); this may take up to 2 weeks, so give yourself enough lead time.
Google and Rider University are linked! If Rider University has access to an article, you will see a "Get It@Rider University Libraries" link. Click the link to access the article.
Google Scholar describes itself as providing "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."
Google Scholar is a great tool, especially for open-access (freely available) scholarly journals and digital collections. Keep in mind some caveats, however.
Articles are not necessarily:
Also, searching is by keyword relevance only (and by a secret algorithm).
Specialized or interdiscplinary library databases may yield different and more relevant or more appropriate resources than Google Scholar for your topic, so just don't stop at Google Scholar. Remember, it is good research practice to search across databases, varying your search terms and strategies, and not just rely on one source.
Increase your searching power by using the Advanced Search page in Google Scholar. Here Google allows you to perform more sophisticated, Boolean searching with keywords.
Access this page by opening the hamburger menu in the upper left corner and choosing Advanced Search.
Fill out appropriate terms in the pop-up window!