Learn how to search Google Scholar through the library’s homepage with results that link to the library’s subscription databases. Note: Not everything is peer reviewed, and unlike our other databases, there is no option to limit to only peer reviewed.
Did you know that you can search Google Scholar through the Alvin Sherman Library’s homepage?
This feature will link results to the library’s subscription databases.
For example, let’s say you do a search for “language therapy.” After typing your search terms and clicking “search,” you will be prompted to sign in so you can view the results list.
Notice that Google Scholar locates many types of results including articles, books, and even sometimes student papers. It’s very important that you critically evaluate the quality of the information you find in Google Scholar. Not everything is peer reviewed, and unlike the library databases, there is no option to limit to only peer reviewed articles.
To access articles, click on the PDF or “Find It! @ NSU” links. When you click on the “Find It!” link, you will see all of the possible options for accessing the full text.
One of the most helpful features of Google Scholar is the “cited by” option. This link will show you the documents that have cited this source since it was written. This can help you find other related documents and gives you an idea of how much influence a work has had on the field.
Remember, if you have any questions about using Google Scholar through the library, just ask a librarian!