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CFS 493 Professional Development: Search Google Scholar for Articles

Google Scholar

What makes Google Scholar different? When you search in Google Scholar you are searching across journal publisher websites, university websites, Google Books, and professional organization websites. This means you get many more results when you search. Also Google Scholar doesn't have a way of filtering just for research articles, so pay careful attention to your results. 

Google Scholar Advanced Search

Video tutorial on the advanced search in Google Scholar, produced by North Island College, British Columbia:

Google Scholar and Find it @ PSU

In order to connect your Google Scholar search results to our PSU Library full text holdings either:

  • Use links to Google Scholar from our library pages
  • Go to Google Scholar Preferences and select for Portland State University Library under "Library Links". Remember to click Save!

You should see "Find It @ PSU" links to the right of Google Scholar article results. If there is not a link, please search for the journal title on the library home page to find out if we have the journal in print. If not, then you may request the article via Interlibrary Loan.

Activity 2: Search for "Cited by" Articles

Go to Google Scholar and search for one of the following titles:

  • "Rethinking normative literacy practices, behaviors, and interactions: Learning from young immigrant boys"
  • "What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School"
  • "The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3"

Then click on the "Cited by..." link under the entry to view the articles, books, and reports that have cited this article since it was published. 

highlighted cited by link under citation in google scholar

Select one article from the list and use Find It @ PSU to see if we have the full text. 

Find it @ PSU

If the article citation does not include links to the full text, click on the Find it @ PSU button to check availability. Find it @ PSU is the link to the full text article if available.

If the PSU Library does not hold the article online or in print, order it through Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery.

Find it @ PSU

Click on the linked resource name to get to the full text