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FSEM: Virtual Reality in Business and Society

Guide designed for students researching immersive technologies and their application in business and society (Fall 2022)

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is Google's search engine for scholarly sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles. Keep the following limitations in mind as you search:

  • Not everything is included in Google Scholar. We don't know what is, or isn't included because Google doesn't make this information public.
  • Most of the sources you find on Google Scholar are not freely available to the public. Be sure to add the library link for the duPont-Ball library for free access to content licensed by the library (see below for info). Request content not licensed by the library via interlibrary loan.
  • Compared to library databases, Google Scholar has very few filters and advanced search options available to help you narrow down search results. 
  • It's important to be wary of the articles you find on Google Scholar. "Fake" or low-quality peer-reviewed articles from predatory journal publishers may appear in your search results. Read more here.

Setting up Library Links

Stetson students and faculty can add the duPont-Ball library link for free access to paid content that is available through the library. Follow the steps below:

> Go to scholar.google.com

> Click the ☰ (triple bar) icon

 

> Select Settings (look for the gear icon)

 

> Select Library Links on the left-hand side bar

> Search for Stetson University in the search bar

> Select Stetson University - Find it @ Stetson

> Make sure you check the box next to it

> Click Save

Now you can access library materials from within Google Scholar via the Find it @ Stetson link on the search results page.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email libref@stetson.edu. Call or text 386-747-9028.