Google Scholar is an interface of Google that makes it easier to do academic research than is possible through the standard Google interface. It is designed to search for scholarly articles, case law, and patents, though it can also uncover books.
Because Google Scholar uses automatic indexing systems, non-scholarly sources can be indexed accidentally.
Google Scholar will regularly link you to publisher pages, which may want payment for access to articles. Google Scholar may also link to non-final versions of an article, such as preprint (before peer review) and postprint (after peer review, before final typesetting) versions of articles. To help you find free, final versions of your results, you can connect Google Scholar to Kent Library and identify whether your results is in our collection.
Now when you search Google Scholar, a "get full text" link will appear to the right of a search result when it is available through the Kent Library collection.