google vs google scholar

It could just be me, but I found that the online scholarly sources were frustrating and somewhat unhelpful. I would either get a search result where the download had to be purchase or the results were not what I was looking for. Also there were a few that had the PDF’s online, however when tried to download it, the file wouldn’t open. At first I thought it was just the computer I was currently using, but after trying to gain access on several other devices I realized that wasn’t the case. Google Scholar is the only one that was remotely helpful. The main difference between the regular search engine and the scholarly engines is how precise you need to be with your wording when using the scholarly engine. To me it is not as dynamic as the regular search engine. Overall using a regular search engine gave me more useful results.

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