Google Scholar is a search tool for locating scholarly resources, including peer-reviewed journals, scholarly papers, theses, and books. Search Google Scholar by subject or source for a list of results ranked by author, publication, and how often the piece has been cited in other scholarly literature.
Set Up Google Scholar to Search CityU Library Online Databases
- Go to Google Scholar’s Settings Show Me
- Enter “City University of Seattle” in the search box and click the search icon
- Check the box next to “Open WorldCat – Library Search” and “City University of Seattle” results
- Click Save Show Me
Tips for Searching Google Scholar
- Note the “Cited by…” information beneath each search result. This shows you how many people have referenced the article. More references may indicate the article is an important work.
- Note the “Related Articles” information beneath each search result. If you find an article that really matches your topic, this link will retrieve a list of related articles that can help you narrow your search more.
- Save and organize articles with your personal Google account Show Me
- Use Google Scholar’s Advanced Search for targeted searching
- Use the drop-down icon in the search box to get to the Advanced Search screen Show Me
- Search by author, publication or date range
- Find and copy APA style citations for articles and books by clicking “Cite” beneath each search result
LEARN MORE: Google Scholar (n.d.). About Google Scholar. Retrieved from http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/about.html