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Media Studies 130: Research Methods in Media Studies Fall 2019: The G-Word

Optimize Google Scholar

If you want to use Google for research, use Google Books or Google Scholar.

But FIRST, make sure to optimize your Scholar Preferences so you'll be able to use UC e-links to find the UC Berkeley library locations/online availability of the articles.

Click on the menu icon three linesin the upper left corner and then the gear icongear, settingsto reach the settings page.

On the next screen, choose Library Links from the left-hand menu.

In the search box, type the word Berkeley.  Choose University of California, Berkeley - UC-eLinks, and Open Worldcat Search.

Click on "Save Preferences" at bottom of page: now you will know when you have access through the Library to articles that may otherwise be behind paywalls!

And When You Find It...Evaluate It!

You already know that you should evaluate anything you find on the Internet.  Here are some reminders of what to look for.