Here’s another new tool tip: Google Scholar. If you do a lot of research, Goodle Scholar searches scholarly literature including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Not all the articles found will have online versions, but citations should be sufficient to locate offline copies. I understand there aren’t any advertisements which should please many of you.
“Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search results by how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful references should appear at the top of the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the full text of each article as well as the article’s author, the publication in which the article appeared and how often it has been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results may include citations of older works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline publications.” –from Google Scholar
Google Scholar can be found at http://scholar.google.com