Using Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar to find sources for your research can yield you a lot of articles, journals, books, and more. But how do you find the right sources? Here are some tips and tricks for maximizing Google Scholar’s potential.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Adopt new strategies for improving a Google Scholar search
  • Use Google Scholar's Advanced Search
  • Use quotes in their search
  • Use AND, OR, NOT, and Parentheses in their search.
  • Use Cited By and Related Articles to find relevant articles
  • Access relevant articles

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA
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Authors: Royson Lin, Kian Ravaei, Xinyi(Alex) Yan Contributors: Giselle Burns, Taylor Harper, Renee Romero, Doug Worsham