Google can be a great beginning research tool. Google Scholar can seem even better because it is "scholarly". But there are some disadvantages. When using Google Scholar, remember it is just one of many tools available to you. It shouldn't be your one and only research stop.
Some things to consider:
Trible Library offers hundreds of article databases on a wide array of subjects. The majority of articles in these databases will not be found on Google Scholar. In our databases, you will easily find full text or links to it, as well as many advanced searching features.
If you are using Google Scholar on campus, it will recognize that and automatically displays the CNU Journal Finder links in the results page for journal titles it recognizes.
If you are working off campus, set up your Google Scholar preferences page by typing in Christopher Newport University in the Library Links box and click on the “Find Library” button. Select the four options that are given and Save.