How Google Scholar Works and Tips for Using It More Effectively

Google is great for its convenience and quick answers but much more hit or miss when you need authoritative sources. It’s important to critically evaluate your search results to figure out who each author is and why he or she might be a good person to write about the subject at hand. But another thing […]

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Academic SEO: Why Search Engine Optimization Isn’t Just For Businesses

Q: What in the world is Academic SEO? SEO is often thought of as a purely commercial endeavor: companies and other for-profit websites use keywords strategically, make use of headings and meta tags, and build inbound links in order to increase search engine positions and generate more revenue. But in the world of academia, scholars […]

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Why Blogs are Peer Reviewed Sources

This post originally appeared on Andrew J Walsh.com, and is reproduced here with permission. In academia, peer review is the process that is supposed to separate the trustworthy from the unreliable, the conclusive from the flawed, the groundbreaking from the mundane. Before a work can be published, a rigorous review by a carefully selected group […]

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