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Using Google Scholar to Find Peer-Reviewed Articles

About Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches for scholarly works such as journal articles, dissertations and theses, technical reports, patents, and book reviews.

Finding recent papers

Searching is as easy as searching in regular Google. Like regular Google, your search results are normally sorted by relevance, not by date. To find newer articles, try the following options in the left sidebar:

  1. click "Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance;
  2. click "Sort by date" to show just the new additions, sorted by date;
  3. click the envelope icon to have new results periodically delivered by email.

Pros & Cons of using Google Scholar


  • Google Scholar combines the ease of Google with access to scholarly materials.
  • Google Scholar searches the Web for scholarly articles, abstracts and books, but not popular magazine, newspaper or Internet articles.


  • Google Scholar doesn’t access everything in the library’s subscription databases, especially the most current information.
  • Not everything is peer-reviewed, nor can you search or filter by peer-review status.


Google Scholar is an excellent tool to search for scholarly resources including articles, abstracts, books and theses.  By personalizing your Google Scholar preferences you can see what is available through the Luther Rice library collections. If you have cookies turned on, your browser will remember your configuration preferences.

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Settings" in the upper left.
  3. On the Settings page select the "Library links" tab on the left.
  4. On the Library Links page type "Luther Rice College & Seminary" into the search box and search.
  5. Choose the "Luther Rice College & Seminary" check box and select "Save".
  6. You'll return to the Google Scholar main page where you can enter your search again.
  7. Each time you run a search the Findit @ LutherRice link should appear in Google Scholar along with the vendors ( that provide the item through the Luther Rice Library.
  8. Click on the link for Findit @ LutherRice and you will be prompted for your Luther Rice email ID and Password to access the resource.

How can I tell what articles are available in a Luther Rice Library Databases?

1. Search Google Scholar

2.  Look for Find It @ LutherRice links in the right-hand-column.

3. The link resolver will attempt to locate the article in one of the databases that the Luther Rice library subscribes to.  Click on the name of the database to retrieve the article. Off campus students will be prompted to enter your EZProxy login credentials.

Need Help? Contact Us!

  • In-person: If you are on campus, or can come to campus, feel free to ask for help at the library service desk.   
  • E-mail : Submit a question, and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • By Phone: You can give us a call at (770) 484-1204 (ext.5756).

Report a Broken Link

Report a Broken Link 

If you find a link that is not working, please let us know the name of the guide you are in and the title of the item you are attempting to open. You may email us at  (copy/paste broken URL), call, or let us know through chat.

We will update the guide and be very grateful for your help.