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Monash University Library Google Scholar Guide Me Guide Me Google Scholar Description This Guide Me demonstrates how to use the custom search engine Google Scholar to find scholarly information. Monash University, Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, Australia Telephone +61 3 9902 6000 Facsimile +61 3 9905 4007 www.monash.edu/library/ 1

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Google Scholar Guide Me

Monash University Library

Google Scholar Guide Me

Guide MeGoogle Scholar

Description

This Guide Me demonstrates how to use the custom search engine Google Scholar to find scholarly information.

Screen 1 - Introduction

Information caption: This Guide Me demonstrates how to find scholarly information using the custom search engine Google Scholar. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to:

access and customise Google Scholar settings.

find scholarly information using boolean, filter and advanced searching.

access the full-text of items, where available.

This activity will take approximately 3 minutes to complete

Click CONTINUE to begin.

Screen 2 Guide Me Instructions

Description of what a Guide Me is as well as different types of boxes with explanations on what you do when you see them in the Guide Me tutorial.

Information caption: A Guide Me is a self-paced tutorial that allows you to navigate through a real-world scenario within a structured example. Follow the hints and instructions provided to complete this tutorial.

Instruction caption:

1) Follow the instructions found in the green captions to navigate through the tutorial.

2) Look out for the yellow highlighted areas of the screen. These will indicate where to click.

3) Type the relevant text into the text boxes provided and press Enter to continue.

4) Roll the mouse over any green highlighted areas on the screen to view more information.

5) Read the red captions when they appear. They will offer feedback and clear instructions when you lose your way.

6) Pause, play, restart and move backwards and forwards through the tutorial using the buttons provided on the running bar.

7) More hints and tips will be available throughout the tutorial.

Screen 3 Access and customise Google Scholar settings

Text slide including the logo for Google Scholar.

Information caption:

Google Scholar is a custom search engine that indexes academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites (Google Scholar About, 2013). It contains scholarly books, journal articles and conference proceedings. Google Scholar is useful for finding scholarly information on a wide variety of subjects.

When current Monash University staff and students log in via the Monash University Library website, Google Scholar will include a link to the full-text of items held in the Monash University Library collection. Alternatively you can specify your library through the Google Scholar settings.

Click CONTINUE to learn how to customise your Google Scholar settings.

Screen 4 Finding Google Scholar within library environment

Slide shows Monash university library homepage

Information caption:

Start from the library homepage: www.monash.edu/library/

Instruction caption: Click on the Databases A-Z link.

External search engines and databases can be found through the Databases A-Z link.

Screen 5 Databases A-Z

Slide shows Databases by Subject page.

Instruction caption:

A-Z index includes yellow highlight box on G indicating to click here.

Information caption:

You can find Google Scholar by browsing through the A-Z list.

Screen 6 Finding Google Scholar

Slide shows list of databases starting with G and scrolls through list with highlight box on Google Scholar.

Instruction caption:

Open Google Scholar

Screen 7 Log In

Slide shows Monash Students and Staff Only Access to e-Resources sign in page.

Information caption:

To access databases and other e-Resources through the library website you need a current Monash staff or student Authcate user name and password.

Before using any e-Resources provided by the library read the Terms and Conditions of use. Click NEXT to continue.

Instruction caption:

Please enter your Username

Please enter your password

Screen 8 Google Scholar

Slide shows Google Scholar page with URL highlighted in Green and Settings highlighted in Yellow.

Instruction caption:

1) Green Rollover Caption: Logging in through the Library website ensures Google Scholar recognises that you are a member of Monash University. (URL includes Monash eziproxy in address)

2) Yellow Click box: Alternatively you can choose your own library through the Google Scholar settings.

Screen 9 Google Scholar Settings

Slide shows Google Scholar settings page with yellow click box on Library Links.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Open the library links tab to choose your own library.

Screen 10 Choosing your library though Google Scholar

Slide shows Google Scholar Library Links page with Green Rollover on the Search box and a Clickbox on the Save option.

Instruction caption:

1) Green Rollover Caption: To choose you institution or library, simply type the name into the search box and choose the appropriate response. Monash has already been chosen as we have logged in through the Monash Univeristy Library website.

2) Yellow Click box: Click Save to return to the Google Scholar search.

Screen 11 Google Scholar

Slide shows Google Scholar homepage with some additional captions including an button titled EXTRA.

Information caption:

1) Congratulations. You have accessed the Google Scholar custom search engine and customized it to link to Monash University Library resources.

2) Click CONTINUE to discover how to find scholarly information through Google Scholar.

3) EXTRA button. Click here to set up Endnote as your bibliography manager in Google Scholar.

Screen 12 Setting up Endnote

Slide shows Google Scholar homepage with Yellow Click Box on Settings and an option to return to main tutorial.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Choose Endnote in the Google Scholar settings.

Screen 13 Setting up Endnote

Slide shows Google Scholar settings page with Yellow Click Box on the Bibliography manager selection box and an option to return to main tutorial.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Select Endnote as your Bibliography manager.

Screen 14 Setting up Endnote

Slide shows Google Scholar settings page with Endnote selected in the Bibliography manager and a Yellow Click box on the Save button as well as an option to return to main tutorial.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Save the changes to return to the Google Scholar search by clicking here.

Instruction caption:

Congratulations. You have chosen Endnote as Bibliography manager in Google Scholar. Click Return to main tutorial to continue.

Screen 15 Boolean Search Operators

Slide shows a diagram of Boolean Operators.

This section will demonstrate how to find scholarly information through Google Scholar using Boolean and Filter Searching. For more tips about Boolean searching, complete the Developing a Search Strategy tutorial.

Boolean Operators

1) AND Operator - Two interlinked circles one titled marketing AND one titled Australia. The interlinked section is shaded dark green.

Text Caption: Marketing AND Australia - All results will contain both keywords marketing AND Australia. In Google Scholar AND is assumed, so it does not need to be explicitly added.

2) OR Operator - Two interlinked circles one titled marketing and the other titled advertising. Both circles are shaded dark green.

Text Caption: marketing OR advertising - Results will contain either keyword, marketing OR advertising. When including this in an AND search, brackets should be placed around the OR keywords.

3) NOT Operator Two interlinked circles one titled Australia and the other titled the United States. Australia circle is shaded dark green. Text Caption: Australia NOT United States - All items with the keyword United States will be excluded from these results. When using this in an AND search, place the not at the end of the search string. In Google Scholar the NOT is represented by a minus [-] sign.

Screen 16 Find scholarly information

Slide shows a Google Scholar homepage with the message type text here in the search box.

Instruction caption:

Using the Boolean search Operators AND and OR search for marketing or advertising techniques used in Australia.

Feedback message: Please type (marketing OR advertising) techniques Australia

Click Save to conduct search

Screen 17 Filtering results

Slide shows search results in Google Scholar for the search (marketing OR advertising) techniques Australia. A Yellow click box is placed over the Since 2009 filter on the left.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Filter the results to recent items published since 2009 by clicking on the Since 2009 filter.

Screen 18 Using advanced search

Slide shows search results in Google Scholar for the search (marketing OR advertising) techniques Australia. A Yellow click box is placed over the downward arrow at the end of the search box indicating more options.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: To use the Advanced Search functions of Google Scholar, click the down arrow in the search box.

Screen 19 Using advanced search

Slide shows Google Scholar advanced search page with a rollover caption on the search options. A Yellow click box is placed over the first search window that currently has techniques Australia in it. The option for this window is to find articles with ALL the words. The window that has marketing advertising is prefaced with the option: find articles with AT LEAST ONE of the words.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Adjust the search to reflect the marketing or advertising techniques used on children in Australia by adding an AND keyword. (Add children to the box with techniques Australia in it). Click on the Search option to action the change.

Information caption:

Rollover Caption: This advanced search offers different fields for different boolean operators.

All = AND search

At least one = OR search

Without = NOT search

Phrase searching (exact phrase) is also useful when searching for well-known concepts. For example advertising campaign.

Screen 20 Using advanced search

Slide shows Google search results on the following search:

techniques Australia children marketing OR advertising

Information caption:

Congratulations. You have found scholarly information through the Google Scholar custom search engine using Boolean, filters and advanced search strategies. Click Continue to discover options for accessing the full text of these items.

Screen 21 Access scholarly information

Slide shows Open Access logo with image of option Purchase this article

Information caption:

Google Scholar is a custom search engine, not a database. This means that it does not contain or guarantee access to the full-text. Both open access and subscription based resources can be found through Google Scholar, therefore many of the results will not be freely available in full text. If you have logged in as a current Monash University staff or student you will have broader access to the full-text via access through the libraries databases.

Click CONTINUE to discover how to access the full text of items through Google Scholar.

Screen 22 Access scholarly information

Slide shows Google scholar search results with first article title highlighted with a yellow click box.

Instruction caption:

1)Yellow Click box: Google Scholar automatically links to the website or document through the title.

Screen 23 Access full-text article

Slide shows a video of the Australian Journal of Public Health web page. The page scrolls down to show the title Television Food Advertising to Children: A Global Perspective with a yellow highlight box over the option to select PDF.

Instruction caption:

1)Yellow Click box: Open the full text (PDF) of the article.

Screen 24 Access full-text article

Slide shows a page showing the need to either sign in or subscribe to get access to the article.

Unfortunately it appears that this article is not open access. Therefore we cannot access the full-text through this site. Click CONTINUE to discover how to find the full-text of this article through Monash University Library.

Screen 25 Check for full text links

Slide shows the Google search results page again with a Check for full text link highlighted with a yellow click box in the right hand column beside the details of the first article.

Instruction caption:

1)Yellow Click box: If you have customised your settings in Google Scholar the Check for full text link should appear.

This option checks the library or organisation specified in the settings to discover whether it provides access to the full text.

Screen 26 Access article through Monash library

Slide shows a list of databases that contain the journal article from the Monash University Library Search page with a Yellow click box on the first database Ebsco Host Business Source Complete.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Select a database that offers full text access of the appropriate date range for this article.

Screen 27 Access article through Monash library

Slide shows Ebsco Host database page of the article record with a yellow click box over the PDF Full Text link on the left.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Open the PDF Full Text of this article.

Screen 28 Access article through Monash library

Slide shows the full text (PDF) version of the article opened in the Ebsco Host database.

Congratulations. You have accessed the full text of a journal article through Google Scholar and the Monash University Library website. Click CONTINUE to discover how to identify an open access version of this article.

Screen 29 Open access

Slide shows the Google search results page again with a nih.gov [html] link highlighted with a yellow click box in the right hand column above the Check for full text link.

Instruction caption:

1)Yellow Click box: Often if there is another link near the Check for full text option it indicates that there is an open access version available, especially if there is format information ([HTML] or [PDF]) provided.

Screen 30 Access open access article

Slide shows the open access version of the article: Television Food Advertising to Children: A Global Perspective. There is also a button EXTRA for additional information

Congratulations. You have accessed the full text of an open access journal article through Google Scholar.

Click CONTINUE to finish this tutorial.

EXTRA: Export citations to Endnote from Google Scholar.

Screen 31 Exporting to Endnote

Slide shows the Google search results page again with a yellow click box highlighting the link Import into Endnote directly below the details of the first search result.

Instruction caption:

1)Yellow Click box: If you have specified Endnote as your bibliographic manager in the Google Scholar settings the Import into Endnote link should appear.

Screen 32 Exporting to Endnote

Slide shows an open window titled Opening scholar.enw with a green rollover box over the word Firefox and a yellow click box on OK button.

Instruction caption:

1) Yellow Click box: Open the reference in Endnote.

Information caption:

Rollover Caption: This export option may appear differently in different browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Chrome. In some circumstances you may need to save the file before opening it in Endnote.

Screen 33 Endnote library

Slide shows Endnote library with article successfully imported.

Congratulations. You have imported a reference from Google Scholar into an Endnote library.

Click Return to main tutorial to finish.

Screen 34 Final screen

You have reached the end of this Guide Me tutorial. This tutorial demonstrated how to find and access scholarly information through the custom search engine Google Scholar.

Click on the REPLAY button to work through the tutorial again

OR

Close this window and continue the Finding sources tutorial.

Monash University, Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, AustraliaTelephone +61 3 9902 6000 Facsimile +61 3 9905 4007www.monash.edu/library/

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