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How To Search the Library Collections

A guide to basic research skills, and how to access the Library Collections at CityU

Using Google Scholar

Tips for Using Google Scholar

​​​​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

  • Search by author, publication or date range 

Google Scholar advanced search screen

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. 

Google Scholar results list with "cited by" highlighted

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. 

Google Scholar results with "related articles" highlighted

Save and organize articles with your personal Google account.

Find a copy of APA style citations for articles and books by clicking the cite icon beneath each search result. 

Google Scholar results list with "cite" button highlighted

Set Up Google Scholar to Search CityU Library Online Databases

To Set up Google Scholar to search the CityU Library's collections:

Go to Google Scholar’s Settings

Google Scholar settings menu










Click “Library links” at left  















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  and click Save