Harness the power of Google Scholar by:
menu iconin the upper left-hand corner. From here, access
Click on the
menu icon, then
Library Links. Enter the name of your institution and your searches will now be linked to your library's catalog so that you can easily find and request PDFs of full articles.
If you are using a bibliography manager like RefWorks or EndNote, you can set up Google Scholar so that you will be able to easily export your citations. If you are using another program instead, you can still export to a RefMan file, a format universally readable by most bibliography managers.
Settings and see the drop down options under
Bibliography manager. Set it to the bibliography manager that you are using.
If you need to quickly cite something but aren't sure of the correct format, Google Scholar quickly formats any citation into MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, or Vancouver. Click on "more" or the quotation marks under the article and then "Cite."
You can copy and paste the option of your choice.
If you find an article that is relevant, you can view other articles that cited it. You may find additional relevant research this way. This is listed under the article in the search results as "cited by n."
If you are having trouble finding a citation but have some information about it, use the "Advanced" feature to input everything you know. This feature is under the hamburger in the upper left-hand corner.
@symbol to find social tags - example: @hopkinsmedicine
#symbol to find popular hashtags - example: #foamed
$symbol to look for prices associated with your entry - example: harrisons internal medicine $50
" "around a phrase to search on an exact phrase - example: "total knee replacement"
*symbol within quotes to look for an unknown or a wildcard - example: "total * replacement"
..to search within a range - example: baltimore population 2010..2016
allintext: all words typed after this operator will be searched for in the website or document - example: allintext:health disparities city
allintitle: all words typed after this operator will be searched for in the title of the website or document - example: allintitle:health disparities city
cache: view the way a website looked the last time Google archived it - example: cache:www.hopkinsmedicine.org
filetype: look for a specific file type - example: critical appraisal filetype:ppt
info: using this operator will display information about a particular site - example: info:www.hopkinsmedicine.org
OR: use this operator in all caps to find either of the words or phrases - example: (community OR neighborhood) health resources
related: use this operator to find sites that are similar to a site you already know - example: related:www.hopkinsmedicine.org
site: use this operator to find a word or phrase within a specific type of domain - example: community health resources site:gov
weatherin front of a place to find out the weather in a specific area - example: weather baltimore
definein front of a word to return the definition - example: define eosinophil