39 – Google Scholar

In 2019 regains the places that it lost in 2018; up 12 places

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature.

Website: scholar.google.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 27
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 48

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 51.   2017: 40     2016: 60     2015: 43     2014: 28     2013: 35
2012: 52    2011: –       2010: 66     2009: –        2008: 42     2007: 36


Comments from some of those who selected Google Scholar as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “I use this search engine to find research in academic journals. Surprisingly, some of the results are in open journals or can be accessed outside of a firewall.” Connie Malamed, learning experience design consultant, USA http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/top-ten-tools-in-my-ple/
  • “There I can find professional information about my university stuff – no “normal” Google stuff like informal newspaper articles or blogs, but just peer reviewed scientific articles and studies.” Student/HR Intern, Germany
  • “Search for scientific publications” College Professor, Spain
  • “As a researcher, I find this is an invaluable tool. The fact that you can also access an accurate citation of the sources is also very useful.” Lecturer, UK
  • “This is an amazing repository with access to published works and peer reviewed journals and is my first port of call for any academic research I am undertaking.” Learning & Development Coordinator, UK

How to use Google Scholar for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and some links to resources on how to use Google Scholar for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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