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Google Scholar Guide

Evaluating Search Results


  1. Relevance and Date can be used to sort Google Scholar results.
  2. The first two lines: The basic bibliographic information is shown in the first two lines of a Google Scholar search results entry: Authors, title, journal name, and year of publication.
  3. Quick full text-access options: The “Full-Text @ CUD Library” display will appear on items containing links to full-text materials held by CUD.
  4. The bottom line: Additional actions include obtaining formatted citations in popular styles like APA, MLA, and Chicago, as well as evaluating publications through cited by and related articles.
  • The quotation mark icon (") will open a popup with commonly used citation formats including MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and Vancouver, which you may copy and paste. 
  • The number of times an item has been cited as well as links to articles that cite the work are provided by Cited by Link.
  • Articles that are related to the topic are linked in Related articles.


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