This free resource tracks cited references to articles and other documents through information that can be found online. Unlike Web of Science, Google Scholar's process for locating cited references is purely automated. While this poses concerns about Google Scholar's lack of quality assessment of the cited references, Google Scholar can often pick up more cited references that are from conference presentations, government documents and reports, and foreign language publications. This may make Google Scholar a useful resource for citation searches in certain academic disciplines and specialties.
-Tutorial created by Edward Eckel, Western Michigan University