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JST301 Research Skills Guide: Use 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 beyond Charles Sturt University Library and will include resources that are not available to you.

Set up Library Links to access the Library's online resources using these instructions.


In the adjacent Google Scholar window try searching for the keywords "routine activity theory" AND assault.

Notice the number of results you get? Probably well over 5 000? However these will not all be available to you through the Library's subscriptions and holdings.

Note: Remember to enable Library Links in your Google Scholar settings to show & access CSU Library holdings.

  • After you have enabled CSU Library in your Google Scholar Library Links settings look for the Find it at CSU links to the right of each resource's title – if they are present the Library has that item and you can use this link to access it via the CSU Library's subscriptions and holdings.
  • You may also be able to access freely available resources via your Google Scholar search, to identify these look for & follow the location links that may appear to the right of each resources title. e.g [PDF]

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


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