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Spanish 175 (Magaña): Google Académico / Google Scholar

Spanish in the U.S.

¿Qué es Google Académico? / What is Google Scholar?

  • Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly articles, patents, legal documents, theses, and more.
  • Compare the Google vs. Google Scholar searches below.
    • Sample Google search for bobcats.
    • Sample Google Scholar search for bobcats.
  • When in Google Académico, you will want to search for your key concepts in Spanish but keep Boolean operators in English.
    • Example: (nutrición OR "hábitos alimentarios") AND estudiantes AND universidad

Google Académico / Google Scholar

  • To find Spanish information, go to Google Académico directly.
  • Change the default from finding results "in any language" to finding results written "only from pages in Spanish."


Consejos para usar Google Académico / Google Scholar search tips

Google Académico y la VPN / Google Scholar and the VPN

If you're connected to the VPN when searching in Google Scholar, you can gain access to articles available at UC Merced via UC-eLinks. You will first need to click on the double arrows (>>) under titles that may be of interest.