Covered Content

What is included in Google Scholar?
Google Scholar includes court opinions and patents. You will also find journal and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic ...
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How complete is the covered content?
  Google Scholar uses search robots to generally index every paper from every website they visi...
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Which court opinions are included?
  Currently, Google Scholar allows you to search and read published opinions of US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950,...
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM
Does it contain JSTOR, Pubmed, or Elsevier?
  Google Scholar indexes research articles and abstracts from most major academic publishers and ...
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM
Why can't I find a specific journal?
 Google Scholar indexes papers,not journals. You can ask about coverage of universities, research groups, proteins, seminal brea...
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Why are the results for my search at [site:example.gov] so low?
Many of these papers are usually indexed from other websites, such as the websites of their primary publishers. The "site:" ope...
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:09 AM
How frequently is Google Scholar updated?
New papers are normally added several times a week. Updates to existing records take 6-9 months to a year or longer.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:09 AM