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Google Scholar: Google Scholar

Learn how to use Google Scholar to connect to articles in our collections.

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites to find academic literature worthy of citing.  The problem is, much of this academic content requires payment.  ENTER: Your friendly college library.  Now you can search Google Scholar and access not only the freely available stuff, but also library-paid content - all in one search. 

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Configure Google Scholar to identify Sheridan Library content

  1. Go to scholar.google.com
  2. Click on Settings (top right-hand corner)
  3. Click on Library Links (left side menu)
  4. Search for Sheridan
  5. Check the box beside Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Training

Off-Campus Access

When working from home, be sure to access Google Scholar from our Database A-Z list.  Doing so will ensure you have full access to all of the Google Scholar integrations with library resources.

Access full-text content

  1. Complete a search by entering keywords into the search box
  2. Use the links on the right-hand side to access the full-text content

Add citations to RefWorks

Set up Google Scholar to make Importing to Refworks easier than ever.

  1. Go to scholar.google.com
  2. Click on Settings (top right-hand corner)
  3. Under Bibliography Manager, select Show links to import citations
  4. From the drop-down menu, select RefWorks
  5. Save

Now when you conduct a search, you should see a link to Import to RefWorks underneath each article.

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Search more Effectively

See Google Scholar Search Tips to improve your search results and find relevant information fast.