How to make the most of Google Scholar

There are two options for accessing Google Scholar. Know what they are and what the different options on the search results mean.

If you are a researcher, you can find out about creating a Google Scholar profile.

How to find journal articles

Learn how to:

  • recognise a scholarly source
  • identify a journal article
  • find journal articles using LibrarySearch.

What's a scholarly source?

Learn the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly information for your assignments (2:25 mins video)

How to find books

Learn how to:

  • recognise books on your reading list
  • find a book by title or by topic
  • get useful search results
  • limit LibrarySearch results to books
  • locate a book on the shelf in the Library
  • access e-books.

How to find books in the Library

Learn how a call number works and how to read it (1:21 mins video)

How to reference information sources

Learn how to:

  • avoid plagiarising someone else's work
  • find the appropriate details to reference a book
  • manage your references
  • quote and paraphrase correctly
  • get examples of references in different styles and for different publications.

An introduction to EndNote

Learn how to start managing your references with EndNote (6:21 mins video).

How to get items from other libraries

Learn how to:

  • place holds
  • borrow from other university libraries
  • use CAVAL Borrow
  • use Document Delivery Services.

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