“Search engines such as Google allow users to search the words within each website and use Boolean logic to find material. However, these automated facilities are not fine tuned to take advantage of the particular structure of health statistics.
"Because they are based on the experience of other users, search engines require an effort to focus in on particular health statistics series. They are extremely valuable in finding particular references once you know what you are looking for.”*
Google Scholar is a time-saving, scholarly search interface accessible from within the Google interface. With Google Scholar, you can access peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book sections. For literature searching, specialized databases have more functionality and access more comprehensive results, but Google Scholar is a good tool to use for a search for a known item.
The next time you search scholar.google.com, the GetIt at NYU option will be available next to accessible article citations.