Use Google Scholar

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

  1. Go to Google Scholar’s Settings Show Me
  2. Click “Library links” at left Show Me
  3. Enter “City University of Seattle” in the search box and click the search icon
  4. Check the box next to “Open WorldCat – Library Search” and “City University of Seattle” results
  5. Click Save


Tips for Searching Google Scholar

  1. 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.
    Screenshot showing how many people have referenced the article
  2. 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.
     Screenshot showing how to retrieve related articles
  3. Save and organize articles with your personal Google account Show Me
  4. 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
  5. Find a copy of APA style citations for articles and books by clicking the cite icon beneath each search result.
    Screenshot showing a list of citations

LEARN MORE: Google Scholar (n.d.). About Google Scholar. Retrieved from