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google_scholar_alertsGoogle Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Features of Google Scholar

  • Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
  • Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
  • Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
  • Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
  • Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile

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JSTORv2.pngJSTOR is an online research and teaching platform that helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. JSTOR provides a growing number of access options for individual researchers.

Features of JSTOR

Step 1: Register
Register for a free MyJSTOR account.

Step 2: Search
Select an article in your search results, and click Read Online Free above the preview page.

Step 3: Add to Shelf
Add the article to your “reading shelf” to read the full text.

Save up to 3 articles on your shelf at a given time. After 14 days, you can remove articles and replace them with new ones. (That’s up to 78 articles a year, FREE!)

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ProjectMuseProject Muse is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

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Search guides and tutorials will help you get the most out of your searching in MUSE. Content alert tools allow you to create and receive timely updates for books and journal content important to your research.

User Guides

View and download the quick search guide and browse guide. (PDF)

Help Topics

An index of topics about searching for content in MUSE .

How to Cite Content in Project MUSE

View and download examples of how to cite MUSE content in MLA and APA styles. (PDF)

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UMBRAUmbra: Search African American History is a is a free digital platform and widget that brings together content documenting African American history and culture in order to enable the creation of new works—research projects, scholarship, curricula, art of all kinds—that illuminate parts of our history that have not been enough broadly accessible.

The urgency of representing African American history and culture as fully as possible drives Umbra. Through partnerships, open data, and technology, Umbra works against centuries of loss and erasure to expand the historical record for students, scholars, and the general public.

The materials aggregated and presented in Umbra represent: those that have been collected by libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations, and; the specific selections that have, to date, been digitized and made openly available online.

Umbra celebrates the vital efforts of the individuals and institutions that have helped to preserve and make accessible online hundreds of thousands of pieces of African American history and culture, and we pay homage to the Umbra Society of the early 1960s, a renegade group of Black writers and poets who helped create the Black Arts Movement.

Currently, over 400,000 digital items are made available from over 500 institutions.

Create a Digital Exhibit

Build a #MyUmbraSearch digital exhibit on our Tumblr at See examples by UMN English students here.

Umbra is developed by the Givens Collection of African American Literature at the University of Minnesota Libraries in partnership with Penumbra Theatre Company. It is made possible through generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.*

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“#lmdraketfy is like Google, on fleek. Search something, discover how it relates to Drake. Everything you never knew you needed in your life,” a description for the search engine reads. “We’ve only been here for a quick minute, but we’ll continually improve searches and keep content on point.” The Let Me Drake That For You search engine was created by developer Tyler Smith, with help from Scott Goodell.

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