“Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.” 
In order to use Google Scholar, you conduct a search using the Web-based Google Scholar site.
Google Scholar can be found at http://scholar.google.com/
To view Google Scholar, you must visit the Google Scholar website on a computer or a mobile device with a Web browser.
Guides and Beginner Instructions
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google Scholar and its capabilities.
- Tips for Searching Google Scholar via UMUC
- Need six authoritative, relevant sources? Before sunrise?
- How to Use Google Scholar
- This Is How to Create A Library in Google Scholar
Google Chrome Apps
Here are links to Google Scholar Chrome Apps:
Here are examples of using Google Scholar with EndNote.
- Setting Google Scholar Preferences and Exporting Citations into EndNote Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) (PDF)
- Importing Google Scholar Results into EndNote
Here are instructions for tracking citations using MyCitation from Google Scholar.
Here are examples of using Google Scholar with RefWorks.
- RefWorks at the University of Wyoming
- RefWorks: Importing Google Scholar Citations (Rutgers University) (PDF)
Here are tips for better Google Scholar searches.
Here are examples of using Google Scholar with Zotero.
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google Scholar.
- Google Scholar (University of Wyoming Coe Library)
- ↑ Google Scholar. (2014, May 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:55, June 12, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Google_Scholar&oldid=607299099