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Tools: Google Scholar


  • Great starting point for interdisciplinary academic coverage and to explore a topic broadly
  • Use advanced search to locate specific publications or authors
  • Use Google Scholar to get automatic alerts on your research topic
  • Set up Google Scholar to connect you to CU Boulder University Libraries' resources


Searching with Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches across many scholarly disciplines to locate a variety of sources, including: articles, theses, books, abstracts, patents, court opinions, and grey literature available from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, and universities with non scholarly results filtered out [Learn more from Google about what you'll find]. Some of these scholarly results include free full text and many more are available for free to University of Colorado Boulder students, faculty and staff.

The Interface

Click on the gold plus icons to learn more about Google Scholar features.

The Location

Screenshot of google scholar logo

Go to Google Scholar and start searching! But don't forget to set-up Google Scholar to connect you with CU Boulder Libraries resources.

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