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Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Using Google Scholar allows you to bypass popular information and find scholarly information across a range of disciplines, provided by a wide range of academic institutions.

Google Scholar does not discriminate between peer reviewed and non peer reviewed content, so it is up to you to systematically and critically evaluate the materials you find. Find out how to do this using the TRAAP test.

If you can’t find a link to the full-text article in Google Scholar, search for the journal in the ANU Library Catalogue or article in SuperSearch. If the ANU Library does not have an online subscription to an article you have found in Google Scholar, and you are not able to access a full text open access version of the article, you can request a copy of the article.

Connecting to Google Scholar

Refer to our guide on using Google Scholar off-campus for help connecting from your home computer or laptop to the Library’s full-text resources.

Google Scholar Advanced Search

To access Google Scholar Advanced Search go to Google Scholar, click the menu button and select Advanced search

Example search - Google Scholar Advanced

Google Scholar Advanced search supports Boolean and phrase searching, and enables you to limit results (by author, journal, publication date, etc).

This example demonstrates a search for "sustainable development" AND Australia published in the journal Australasian Journal of Environmental Management​ between 2015 and 2020.

Open Google Scholar to access the Advanced search from the menu on the left.
Enter your keywords and phrases in the search boxes and select the blue search button.

Select the title, Full View or the Find it at ANU link to access articles held within the ANU Library’s collection.



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