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ESL Library Guide

This library guide contains useful library resources for ESL students, at Kent State University.

Google scholar


For a multidisciplinary scholarly database-  use Google scholar- some of the features you can take advantage of on Google Scholar include:

  • Boolean Operators- AND, OR, NOT
  • Exact Phrase search
  • Limit search by: Date, Author, Journal name, words in Title.
  • Citation count
  • Citation generator- click on quotation marks (citations available in 5 citation styles)
  • Related Articles
  • Export to a citation management software such as Endnote and Refworks

To access the advanced search mode on Google scholar- expand the menu icon on the right and click on Advanced search: