Simple Pleasures: Using Technology, Using Google Scholar

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by Jeffrey Ayer, WTWL Writer

Haven’t tried Google Scholar yet?  Former students of mine recently informed me that Google Scholar is being widely used as a research tool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and since finding this out, I’ve made ample use of it myself. 

Simply go to, then pass your arrow over “More” and scroll down to “Scholar.” 

According to Google, this search engine “provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. ”  Content includes books, abstracts, and articles “from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.”

In particular, I just used it this past weekend to connect my students to online copies of Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Saleman.  Here’s an example of the most current Penguin edition:  Death of a Salesman

Happy Google Scholaring!

One Comment

  1. Now that’s what I call providing valuable content. Now for some trouble shooting. When you look at the link you provided to the book, does it bleed over into the left sidebar when you look at it? It does for me (obviously, or I wouldn’t have asked. It’s such a long link, perhaps the code doesn’t allow for wrapping. Can’t remember seeing this before. When we have something like that, we may have to link a piece of text instead of providing the entire url link.

    Anyway . . . Cool.

    And sweet pic. Very distinguished.