Google Scholar

“Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.” [1]

Essential Requirements

In order to use Google Scholar, you conduct a search using the Web-based Google Scholar site.

Google Scholar can be found at


To view Google Scholar, you must visit the Google Scholar website on a computer or a mobile device with a Web browser.

Key Weblinks

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google Scholar and its capabilities.

Google Chrome Apps

Here are links to Google Scholar Chrome Apps:


Here are examples of using Google Scholar with EndNote.


Here are instructions for tracking citations using MyCitation from Google Scholar.


Here are examples of using Google Scholar with RefWorks.

Search Tips

Here are tips for better Google Scholar searches.


Here are examples of using Google Scholar with Zotero.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google Scholar.

  • Google Scholar (University of Wyoming Coe Library)


  1. Google Scholar. (2014, May 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:55, June 12, 2014, from

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