Google Scholar is a wonderful tool for your toolbox, but like any other tool, it cannot be the only one you use. Use Google Scholar with eyes wide open and
Contrary to what Google would have you believe, most information is not free. Rod Library pays a lot of money for the resources you access through our databases. Unfortunately, budgets never go as far as we wish they would. If we do not have access to the material you need, our Interlibrary Loan staff will try to get it for you.
In addition to filling out the form, many of our databases include a yellow "Find It" button.
This button will sometimes open the article's full-text from another product to which we subscribe. However, if we do not have full-text access, it will take you to a library catalog (OneSearch) screen where you can "Request from ILLiad."
NOTE: You must sign in to your Rod Library account using your CatID to see this option in the library catalog.
Often conversations around citation practices are rooted in fear and accusation-based concerns. While there is certainly a place for those conversations, I find it enormously helpful to take a step back and think about the why. Why are citations important? What function do they serve in the scholarly conversation? What are the typical reasons citations and attribution go poorly?