Google Scholar is a search engine that finds sources on the academic web. It functions differently than the library catalog (for books) and article databases, since there is no overall context other than "academic sources on the internet." However, it is very useful for interdisciplinary research because you can search many terms simultaneously and get a fairly useful outcome. Refer to the boxes below for the best ways to use google scholar.
Instructions on how to set Google Scholar up to search SU resources:
--in Google Scholar, expand the menu options and click on the settings icon
--select the middle option: Library Links
--search Salisbury University (if you are on campus, this will appear automatically)
--save your settings
Google Scholar is a search engine. The set of information that it searches -- the Academic Internet -- is not contextualized according to topics (it's basically everything!). This means that you, the researcher, need to provide the context. A good way to do that is to be generous with your search terms. Use as many as you need in order to get a set of results that appeals to your topic. Some examples:
Google Scholar provides some sophisticated methods for searching: