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Community Education Project

Research and writing resources for CEP faculty and student employees.

Advanced Search Options

Be sure to use Google Scholar's Advanced Search Options to get more precision in your results. Access Advanced Search by clicking the hamburger menu and then Advanced Search.

google scholar - select advanced search

 

The Advanced Search options will help you get results that are a better fit for your research project.

google scholar advanced search options

You can also use search operators directly in the search box to further manipulate your results:

Refining Results & Finding the Full Text of a Document

Use the options on the left to refine your search results.

To access the full-text of a document, look to the right of the result you want.

  • When you are have Google Scholar linked to Stetson, documents available through our library will have a Find it @ Stetson Library link. Clicking on this link takes you to OneSearch where you can click the search button to get to the full text.
  • Some results may have a link to a PDF or html document that allow you to access the document.
  • If this space is blank, you may not have free access to the document. Contact a librarian for assistance or fill out an interlibrary loan request form to request the document you need.

google scholar results page

Finding Citing Articles & Related Articles

Under each item in the list of search results are a number of links. Most items have a link that says Related articles, which will lead you to articles on related topics. Many items also have links that say Cited by ###.  The number indicates how many articles have cited this source in their references page since it was published. Click on the link to see a list of those articles. 

The box below shows my results list after I clicked on the Cited by link for an article, Filtering and withdrawing: strategies for coping.... Now I have an option to check the box that allows me to search within citing articles. After checking that box, I added the keyword Google. When I click the search button, the results page will be a list of articles that cite Filtering and withdrawing that also mention Google.

Search within citing articles in Google Scholar

Citing & Saving Articles

Under each item on the results page, there is also a quotation mark link ". This link creates a citation for the source in MLA, APA, or Chicago that you can copy. There are also options to export to Refworks.

You can also save a source to your Google account. To do this, click on the ☆ (star) below your source, and login to your account if necessary. To see the articles you have saved, click on ☆ My library in the upper right.

Citing and saving in Google Scholar

Another way to export sources from Google Scholar to Refworks is by adding a citation import link. To set this up, go to Settings in Google Scholar. Under Bibliography manager, click the button next to Show links to import citations into and choose Refworks from the drop-down menu, then click Save.

bibliography management in Google Scholar

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email libref@stetson.edu. Call or text 386-747-9028.