Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple broad search across scholarly content from journal publishers, university repositories, and other websites including peer-reviewed journal articles, books, abstracts, theses, dissertations, technical reports and more. Some full text content on Google Scholar is openly available but sometimes you may be prompted to log in or pay to access full text material. 

With a couple of small adjustments to the settings, you can make Google Scholar work more effectively for you. You can set up Google Scholar to provide direct links to full text resources we subscribe to and also to export your citations to reference management software like RefWorks or Endnote.

To add full text links to our resources in Google Scholar:

  • Click on the Settings option at the top of the screen.
  • In the Library Links section search for Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • From the list of results check the box next to Glasgow Caledonian University - Full Text @ GCU Library.
  • Click on the save button.

Now when you search Google Scholar you will see the link Full Text @ GCU Library to the right of each result. This link indicates that we have full text access to the resource and when you click on it you either will be prompted to log in with your Domain details or, if you have already logged in, be linked directly to the full text.

To add an option to export citation data to RefWorks or other reference management software from Google Scholar:

  • Click on the Settings option at the top of the screen.
  • In the Bibliography manager section, choose RefWorks or another online reference manager from the drop down list.
  • Click on the Save button.

When you are looking at your set of results you will now see a link to Import into RefWorks. Clicking this will import the citation data into your RefWorks account.

If you require further assistance using Google Scholar then please contact your academic librarian.