Question: What value lies in articles? Why, for example, would a researcher choose a journal article over a book?
Answer: Journal articles offer recent, in-depth research on a topic and tend to focus on more narrow topics compared to books. Another important fact is that journal articles are peer reviewed, meaning every article was evaluated by an anonymous panel of scholars for their merit before publication.
Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?
Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.
Google Scholar offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been. The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.
Look for the Find Full-Text @ TU link to access available full-text articles. Or, go into the preferences of Google Scholar and select Temple University from Library Links.
Looking for articles -- scholarly and academic ones -- about China or its culture, history, or politics? Try the sources below.
Looking for newspaper/magazine articles from China or about China? Try the sources below.