Connect to Google Scholar
WHAT IS GOOGLE SCHOLAR?
- Google Scholar indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas.
- Includes links to citations for books and the full text of peer-reviewed journal articles, preprints and technical reports.
- Strongest in science and technology, and publications that are available online.
- Cited references make it possible to find works that cite a work that you searched for.
TIPS FOR USING GOOGLE SCHOLAR
- Link to Google Scholar through this web page to authenticate yourself as a CSUMB affiliate so that when you find an article citation in Google Scholar with a "Find Text@CSUMB" link, you will be able to get to the full text of the article.
- Otherwise, use the CSUMB Journals List to search for the publication containing the full text of your article.
- It may be easier and more direct to find scholarly journal articles using the Library's Databases By Subject or Databases A-Z.
- To find a book, do a title search in the Library's Voyager Catalog to see if we own it. If not, search the CSU Union Catalog, the catalog of all 23 CSU libraries.
CAVEATS ABOUT USING GOOGLE SCHOLAR
- Search results vary. Much full text is available, but links often lead only to abstracts (summaries) or citations.
- Duplicate and fragmentary entries appear, as well as variant editions of works, such as preprints and postprints, which may be different from the version published in a journal.
HELP: If you have questions about Google Scholar, or need assistance with your research, please Ask A Librarian or come to the Reference Desk.