Google Scholar, http://scholar.google.com, is a subset of Google that is designed to search for academic and scholarly articles, patents and legal documents, and books. Google Scholar uses its own criteria to consider whether a publication is scholarly. This may not be the same criteria used by your instructor so always evaluate the sources before you use them!
Google Scholar offers citations but does not necessarily provide the full-text of articles! Like Google you can search with a Basic or Advanced search. The Advanced search offers users more ways to narrow and refine their searches.
Advantages of Google Scholar
Disadvantages of Google Scholar
How to set Google Scholar Preferences to access fulltext articles from the SUU Library:
Once Scholar preferences have been set up, articles accessible through the SUU Library will show up as Full-Text@SUU to the right of the article. Click Full-Text@SUU, then click the Article link under Links to Content to view the article. When searching off campus you will be prompted to login with your SUU username and password.
The following Google Scholar video (1:48 min) shows how to set up and search Google Scholar for articles available through the SUU library:
The following Google Scholar Citations video (0:42 min) shows how to find citations for articles found in Google Scholar: