Tech Tip Tuesday Edition 20

MSD 25 Instructional Technology Team

Have You Used Google Scholar?

Features of Google Scholar

  • Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
  • Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
  • Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
  • Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
  • Check who's citing your publications, create a public author profile

Take a look at: Google Scholar

Google Scholar Tutorial

Pros and Cons of Google Scholar


  • Finding journal articles by words title and abstract across a wide variety of electronic journals
  • Finding materials by author across disciplines.
  • Finding free preprint and open-access copies of journal articles on the web
  • Natural language searching (= searching using regular spoken language rather than specialized vocabulary) for articles and resources by subject across disciplines
  • Finding recently published material
  • Finding papers and websites that cite a particular paper or book
  • Setting up current awareness search alerts
  • Citation verification, citation capture
  • First-pass legal lookup.
  • Academic research when academic indexes are not available, or to supplement academic indexes


  • There is little restricted subject indexing.
  • Items retrieved are not necessarily peer-reviewed
  • It is in no way comprehensive, and has limited field searching and proximity searching (use subject area indexes for sophisticated searching).

March 8th is International Women's Day

This year's official theme is “Break the Bias,” and the whole month is dedicated to honoring women, shining a light on their current societal contributions and celebrating the many important roles women have played throughout American history.
International Women's Day 2022 | #BreaktheBias | Explaining Gender Bias

Resources for International Women's Day

Resources Just Added To The MSD Student Tools Page!

If you have not yet visited the Student Tools page hosted on the Technology Department Website, we encourage you to explore it yourself and with students. Just added: links to Destiny Library, Canva for Desktop Publishing and a Student Reporting Link as well as direction links for signing the AUP for device use.

View the March PD Calendar!

The Staff Professional Development Course offerings will now be available on the MSD website for planning purposes. Click on the link to view the full calendar and sign up for courses.

PD Calendar

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