Google Scholar search results may include publications that are not scholarly, so evaluate each item carefully. Watch our video to find out what's a scholarly source (YouTube, 2.25mins).

Accessing Google Scholar

About Google Scholar search results

Below each result, you will find a number of options.


highlights the icons and options listed directly below a google scholar search result. Explanation of the icons below the image

The Save icon [a star symbol] lets you save the individual search results. They will be listed in your 'My Library'. NOTE: You need to access Google Scholar directly and sign in to use this option.

The Cite icon [quote mark symbol] will give you example citations in various referencing styles and options to export to EndNote or another bibliographic manager.

The 'Cited by...' link will show you publications that include that article in their reference list. This tells you how important the article is within the scholarly literature and gives you access to other relevant articles.

The 'Related articles' link will show you a list of similar articles.

See Google Scholar search tips for more help.

Google Scholar for researchers

You can set up your Scholar profile to track citations to your articles by accessing Google Scholar directly. Here is how:

Find out more about Researcher Profiles and Identifiers.

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