Google Scholar Search Tips

Google Scholar finds full text articles from scholarly journals, as well as online scholarly books in Google Books, and citations to articles.

If you click on the Cite link for an article, you can see its citation in a variety of citation styles, e.g, MLA.




The Cited by information for an article gives you an idea of how influential it is. If it has been cited many times and is fairly recent, it probably means it has been influential.






You can limit to articles published during a certain time period, using the menu items on the left hand side.


To find articles where your search terms occur in the title, go to the Advanced Search by clicking on the down arrow at the top in the search bar.








In the Advanced Search, select “Where my words occur in the title of the article.”


To find the full text of an article, even if you are off-campus, click on e-Link @ Columbia. To enable the e-Link links in Google Scholar, go to Settings (by clicking on the down arrow at the top right), and then click on Library Links.  Search for Columbia University and check the box.





In the e-Link screen, click on Get Article to find the full text.