A Handy Visual To Introduce Students To Google Scholar’s Main Functionalities

Here is one of our popular visuals  to use with your students to introduce them to Google Scholar and help them discover its educational potential.  The visual features some of the basic tips and features that every teacher and student using this academic search engine should know about. The content of the visual is based on guidelines provided by Scholar Help Centre.  Feel free to download, print or share our infographic the way you want provided you cite us as the source and you keep it free of charge.
The 6 main Google Scholar tips featured in the visual are:1- How to refine your keywords2- How to search for articles written by specific authors3- How to search for articles published within a specific publication4- How to search for articles published within a specific  time frame5- How to create Google scholar alerts6- How to locate the full text of an articleYou can download the visual below in PDF format from this link.

1- Refine your keywordsGo to Google Scholar
Click on the arrow to the right of the search box
Choose which words or phrases you want to include or exclude
2- Search for articles by specific authorsGo to Google Scholar
Click on the arrow to the right of the search box
Type in the name of the author in the box next to ‘Return articles authored by’
3- Search for articles in a specific publicationGo to Google Scholar
Click on the arrow to the right of the search box
Type in the name of the publication in the box next to ‘Return articles published in’
4- Search for articles published within a specific timeframeGo to Google Scholar
Click on the arrow to the right of the search box
Specify a timeframe by providing numerical values in the boxes next to ‘Return articles dated between’
5- Create Google Scholar AlertsGo to Google Scholar
Click on the envelope icon ‘Alerts’ on top of the search box
Alternatively, you can create an alert from within a Google Scholar search result by clicking on the envelop icon on the left hand side.
6- Locate the full text of an article’Click a library link to the right of the search result;
Click a link labeled [PDF] to the right of the search result;
Click “All versions” under the search result and check out the alternative sources;
Click “Related articles” or “Cited by” under the search result to explore similar articles.’

Source:  Scholar Help Centre. .

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