Google Scholar is a subset of Google.
It is an international index to scholarly literature listed in Google.
It contains mainly journal articles but also reports and formal documents from organisations, some theses and particularly useful are references to books that are listed in Google Books. You can choose to search case law but the collection is not good.
Unlike databases, all references in GS initially have the same ‘look’.
Not everything is available freely on GS in full-text format– only items that are freely available can be accessed full text. However, publishers work with GS and if the UWC library subscribes to a journal, you can access the full-text articles via GS so, you are able to access free full text plus full text for items UWC library subscribes to.
Where full text is available, GS links you to the place where this item lives, so you will see different screens. Look around for the download option.
GS is simpler in look, searchability and has far less functionality than databases.