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A preliminary assessment of Google Scholar as a source of EAP students' research materials
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Internet and Higher Education Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

While the use of a search engine to find secondary sources is now a commonplace practice among undergraduate writers, recent studies show that students' online searches often lead to materials that are wholly or partially unsuitable for academic purposes. Accordingly, this project set out to determine whether using a more specialized search engine, Google Scholar, would lead to qualitative differences in the sources selected by second-language (L2) students working on a research-based assignment in a first-year English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. The participants in this study (

Citation

Helms-Park, R., Radia, P. & Stapleton, P. (2007). A preliminary assessment of Google Scholar as a source of EAP students' research materials. Internet and Higher Education, 10(1), 65-76. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2006.10.002

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