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ESS 205 -- Introduction to Physical Geology (Spring 2020): Surfing the Internet

Surfing the Internet

Internet Search Tips

Pick one or two search engines and learn how to use them well. Refer to the HELP features to make sure you can create a search that will find the most relevant items and eliminate marginal and unhelpful sites.


Consider using Google Scholar. A Google Scholar search eliminates the advertising and commercial sites and helps you locate scholarly items.


Use critical thinking skills and evaluate the websites you find.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Click the Google Scholar “hamburger menu” icon in the top left of the screen.

Click Settings or the gear icon, then Library Links.

In the search box, enter Albright College.

Check the box for Albright College and click Save. When you do a Google Scholar search, the search results will include links to items subscribed to by the library.

This is not 100%. If you find a journal title of interest, enter the title into the journal tab in the Lion OneSearch box to see if the fulltext might be available.

If you cannot find it in the Albright Library, try interlibrary loan. Don't pay for anything!!!!