Why is Google Scholar paid?

Google Scholar is free to use as a search tool. However, since it pulls information from many other databases, it's possible that some of the results you pull up will require a login (or even payment) to access the full information.
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Why do I have to pay for Google Scholar?

🦔 Do I have to pay to use Google Scholar? Google Scholar does not provide any full text content itself, but links to the full text article on the publisher page, which can either be open access or paywalled content. Google Scholar tries to provide links to free versions, when possible.
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How do I use Google Scholar without paying?

By logging into Google Scholar through the library's proxy server (as the link above directs you to do) your search results show a link to the full-text in our Online Library, when that is available. Even if an article is not available in our Online Library, you may find full-text for free online.
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How does Google Scholar make money?

Supposing that by “business model” you mean “how does Google Scholar make money”, the answer is that it doesn't. Google Scholar is part of Google's mission to make the world's knowledge universally accessible and useful. You may be skeptical about whether Google really funds Google Scholar purely out of altruism.
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Is anything on Google Scholar free?

Google Scholar is a free full-text search engine like Google, but focuses on scholarly content like journals, books, and dissertations. You can also expand the search to include patents. The resources you find in Google Scholar may be paywalled, but the searching itself is free.
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Why not to use Google Scholar?

Disadvantages of Using Google Scholar

It's coverage is wide-ranging but not comprehensive. It can be a good research source but should not be the only source you use. It's full- text versions of many items indexed are not available for free through on the web; however, many are accessible through the Library website.
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Can we trust Google Scholar?

While Google Scholar is free and easy to use, it does not mean that everything found on it is a fully reliable source. It is up to the researcher to determine if the source is reliable.
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Why should I trust Google Scholar?

Another advantage of Google Scholar is that it provides citation information and metrics for the sources that it indexes. You can see how many times a source has been cited by other sources, and you can follow the links to see who has cited it and how.
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Is Google Scholar actually good?

The quality and reliability of the sources indexed by Google Scholar can vary widely, and not all sources that appear in search results are peer-reviewed or credible. Therefore, it is important to carefully evaluate the sources you find, especially if you plan to use them in your own research.
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What is the difference between using Google and Google Scholar?

Google searches public Web content. Your teacher says "Don't use Google," meaning that you should not use the public Web content. Google Scholar is different. It searches the same kinds of scholarly books, articles, and documents that you search in the Library's catalog and databases.
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Is Google Scholar run by Google?

Google Scholar is also one of Google's longest-running services.
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How much does Google Scholar cost?

Google Scholar is a freely accessible search engine that specializes in indexing and providing access to scholarly literature across various disciplines and formats.
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How do I get rid of Google Scholar?

Delete a Google Scholar Profile
  1. Login to Google Scholar.
  2. Click on the menu in the top left corner > Settings > Account.
  3. Click on Delete Scholar account and confirm your choices.
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What is one thing you should do if Google Scholar asks you to pay for an article you need to access?

If you find an article that asks you to pay to access it, try searching the library's Journal List to see if we have online access to that journal for free. If the library has access to the journal, narrow down the results by the year of the article and then the volume/issue to see if we have the article you need.
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What are the criticism of Google Scholar?

Google Scholar does not allow users to limit results to either peer reviewed or full text materials or by discipline. Google Scholar does not provide notice of when its materials are updated. Google Scholar's citation tracker can be difficult to use and inaccurate.
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Is there anything better than Google Scholar?

Web of Science. The Web of Science™ is the world's most trusted publisher-independent global citation database. The legacy of Dr Eugene Garfield (inventor of the first citation index in the world), guides the Web of Science to be the most powerful research engine.
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What's better than Google Scholar?

The top list of academic search engines
  • Google Scholar.
  • BASE.
  • CORE.
  • Semantic Scholar.
  • Baidu Scholar.
  • RefSeek.
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What is the difference between PubMed and Google Scholar?

As a result, Google Scholar may include articles from non-scientific sources such as blogs and websites, which may not have been peer-reviewed or quality checked, whereas PubMed filters out non-biomedical sources to ensure that all articles included in the search results have been published in reputable peer-reviewed ...
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Do you need a Google account to use Google Scholar?

You'll need a Google account before you can begin - use your existing account or create one. 2. Go to “Google Scholar” and click on 'My citations' 3. Follow the instructions, adding your affiliation information and your University email address.
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Who is behind Google Scholar?

Google Scholar arose out of a discussion between Alex Verstak and Anurag Acharya, both of whom were then working on building Google's main web index. Their goal was to "make the world's problem solvers 10% more efficient" by allowing easier and more accurate access to scientific knowledge.
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Does Google Scholar have predatory journals?

Predatory journals are accessible in Google Scholar. In Google Scholar, researchers are unable to search specifically for peer reviewed or scholarly articles. Good News: The Pepperdine Library's research databases do not include predatory journals.
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Is everything on Google Scholar peer-reviewed?

Also keep in mind that while Google Scholar has an academic focus, not all of the results will be peer-reviewed journal articles! You'll have to use your judgment and evaluate the sources you find if you need to use peer-reviewed sources.
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What is a good h-index?

What is a Good H-Index? Hirsch reckons that after 20 years of research, an h-index of 20 is good, 40 is outstanding, and 60 is truly exceptional. In his paper, Hirsch shows that successful scientists do, indeed, have high h-indices: 84% of Nobel Prize winners in physics, for example, had an h-index of at least 30.
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What is an H factor?

In case you are wondering, the H factor is a speech problem that is marked by the inclusion of the|hə| sound in places where it shouldn't be. It occurs by adding a breath before words that begin with vowel sounds. So you end up pronouncing words like this: “hegg” for “egg”, “hold” for “old” and “hoil” for “oil.”
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Is Google Scholar public or private?

The Public Access section is only available for public profiles. If your profile is currently private, click the "Edit" button next to your name, check the "Make my profile public" box, and click "SAVE". If the "Edit" button doesn't appear, sign in to the Google account that you used to create your profile.
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