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PSY 201 - Research Methods Lab - Spring 2022 : Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

CAUTION!  Using Google Scholar is never a substitute for PsycINFO, but it can help expand your retrieval.

General Search Tips

  • To create a more specific search, try the Advanced Search feature by clicking on the hamburger icon and scrolling to Advanced Search. Fill in the appropriate search boxes to increase the precision of your search. 
  • To limit your results to specific years, use the Date options on the left hand navigation panel.
  • To find other relevant articles, use the Cited By link to locate other relevant articles. A high number at this link is an indication of how widely used and regarded this particular item is.
  • Use the Cite link judiciously. You will probably have to edit the citation to ensure good APA formatting.

Finding Google Scholar Items at Albright

Click the Google Scholar “hamburger menu” icon in the top left of the screen. 

Click Settings, then Library Links.

In the search box, enter Albright College.

Check the check box for Albright College and click Save. When you do a Google Scholar search, the search results will include links to items subscribed to by the library.