Learn it @ the Library: Google Scholar

A tutorial for learning when and how to use Google Scholar for research.

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Learn it @ the Library: Google Scholar

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A tutorial for learning when and how to use Google Scholar for research.
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  1. Learn it @ The Library: Google Scholar

    Slide 1 - Learn it @ The Library: Google Scholar

    • Cleveland State University
    • Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian
  2. Why Use Google Scholar?

    Slide 2 - Why Use Google Scholar?

  3. Purpose of Google Scholar

    Slide 3 - Purpose of Google Scholar

    • Convenient way to find research articles
    • Can explore related works easily
    • Links to the full text on the web or through the library
    • Keep up with scholarly conversation in a field
    • Can track citations
  4. Purpose of Google Scholar

    Slide 4 - Purpose of Google Scholar

    • Convenient way to find research articles
    • Can explore related works easily
    • Links to the full text on the web or through the library
    • Keep up with scholarly conversation in a field
    • Can track citations
  5. How does Google Rank Results?

    Slide 5 - How does Google Rank Results?

    • "Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature."
  6. How does Google Rank Results?

    Slide 6 - How does Google Rank Results?

    • "Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature."
  7. Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    Slide 7 - Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

  8. Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    Slide 8 - Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    • Strengths
    • Helpful for finding articles related to subject of interest
    • Helpful for finding “grey literature”
    • Easier to find obscure references
    • Can search books and articles at the same time (although you can do that on the library website too)
  9. Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    Slide 9 - Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    • Strengths
    • Helpful for finding articles related to subject of interest
    • Helpful for finding “grey literature”
    • Easier to find obscure references
    • Can search books and articles at the same time (although you can do that on the library website too)
  10. Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    Slide 10 - Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    • Strengths
    • Helpful for finding articles related to subject of interest
    • Helpful for finding “grey literature”
    • Easier to find obscure references
    • Can search books and articles at the same time (although you can do that on the library website too)
  11. Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    Slide 11 - Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    • Weaknesses
    • Can’t browse by discipline
    • Few sorting/limiting options
    • Many library resources not represented
    • Full text for everything not accessible
    • Ranking? What’s included?
  12. Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    Slide 12 - Strengths & Weaknesses of Google Scholar

    • Weaknesses
    • Can’t browse by discipline
    • Few sorting/limiting options
    • Many library resources not represented
    • Full text for everything not accessible
    • Ranking? What’s included?
  13. Would You Use Google Scholar?

    Slide 13 - Would You Use Google Scholar?

    • You are writing a research paper for your English class and need to find peer-reviewed sources. Your topic is the play Hamlet and you need sources from common, authoritative journals in the field of literature.
  14. Would You Use Google Scholar?

    Slide 15 - Would You Use Google Scholar?

    • You have been assigned to do a project for your theatre history class. You are researching a fairly contemporary, obscure playwright for your project and are having trouble finding sources.
  15. Would You Use Google Scholar?

    Slide 17 - Would You Use Google Scholar?

    • You are writing a thesis paper and are trying to conduct as thorough of a literature review as possible about your topic, music therapy and autistic children. You have already reviewed the library’s resources.
  16. Basic Searching

    Slide 19 - Basic Searching

  17. Quick Review

    Slide 21 - Quick Review

    • How do I set my preferences to show Cleveland State in Google Scholar?
    • How do I eliminate results that are patents?
    • Where can I see how many times an article has been cited?
    • How do I get to the full text of an article I find?
  18. Quick Review

    Slide 22 - Quick Review

    • How do I set my preferences to show Cleveland State in Google Scholar?
    • How do I eliminate results that are patents?
    • Where can I see how many times an article has been cited?
    • How do I get to the full text of an article I find?
  19. Quick Review

    Slide 23 - Quick Review

    • How do I set my preferences to show Cleveland State in Google Scholar?
    • How do I eliminate results that are patents?
    • Where can I see how many times an article has been cited?
    • How do I get to the full text of an article I find?
  20. Quick Review

    Slide 24 - Quick Review

    • How do I set my preferences to show Cleveland State in Google Scholar?
    • How do I eliminate results that are patents?
    • Where can I see how many times an article has been cited?
    • How do I get to the full text of an article I find?
  21. Advanced Searching

    Slide 25 - Advanced Searching

  22. Advanced Techniques

    Slide 26 - Advanced Techniques

    • Find related stuff
    • Related articles links
    • Cited by links
    • Use the reference list in relevant article
  23. Advanced Techniques

    Slide 27 - Advanced Techniques

    • Nifty searching tricks
    • Use “authored by” field
    • Use quotes for phrases
    • Use “where my words occur” field to get more specific
  24. Advanced Techniques

    Slide 28 - Advanced Techniques

    • Nifty searching tricks
    • Use “authored by” field
    • Use quotes for phrases
    • Use “where my words occur” field to get more specific
  25. Tracking Citations

    Slide 29 - Tracking Citations

  26. Tracking Citations

    Slide 30 - Tracking Citations

  27. Tracking Citations

    Slide 31 - Tracking Citations

    • Save articles to view later
    • Track the citation of articles you have written
    • Get alerts when others cite your work
    • Get stats about the citation of your work
  28. Tracking Citations

    Slide 32 - Tracking Citations

    • Save articles to view later
    • Track the citation of articles you have written
    • Get alerts when others cite your work
    • Get stats about the citation of your work
  29. Need More Help?

    Slide 33 - Need More Help?

  30. Getting Help

    Slide 34 - Getting Help

    • Ask a librarian!
    • a.goodsett@csuohio.edu
    • Ask Your Personal Librarian page
    • http://researchguides.csuohio.edu/googlescholar
    • Google Scholar Help