The search results you see in Google Scholar are different from your typical Google search. Instead of websites, news, images, and shopping, Google Scholar presents citations to academic research from journals and other published sources. It also has a mode you can select to review case law. in this way, it is similar to EBSCO Discovery Service from the PG Library website, in that its aim is to connect you to relevant academic research papers.
|Academic Journal Articles|
|Dissertations & Theses|
Why use Google Scholar over the EBSCO Discovery Service and the PG Library's other databases? Or vice versa? It's better to look at Google Scholar as complementary to the resources you can find in the PG Library, instead of in competition with them. What you choose to use will depend on your information needs as well as personal preferences. A brief summary of key differences and features is listed below.
EBSCO Discovery Service and the PG Library: