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ENM109 Research Skills Guide: Searching in Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows you to locate resources such as articles, theses and books.

Unlike Primo Search, which is set to search the Library's holdings only, Google Scholar searches across a vast array of online resources, so some resources will not be available to you.

BUT, you can use it in such a way that you can see which results are held by CSU Library. There are two ways to do this:

Results that are available via CSU Library are designated with a Find it at CSU link:

Google Scholar result showing Find It At CSU link

Clicking on the Find it at CSU link takes you to the Primo Search record for the article and then to the full article in the database where it is held.


In the Google Scholar search box to the right, enter some keywords that you identified in your topic analysis. When you get the results ...

  • Use the left menu to limit by date.
  • Use the Find it at CSU links to access articles in our collection.
  • You might notice that there are thousands of results, of dubious relevance. Add more keywords to your search to narrow it down.

Using Google Scholar with Charles Sturt University library

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search