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Google Scholar

How to use Google Scholar and connect to Bethel University Library resources

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is a simple way to search for scholarly literature. 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. 

Searching in Google Scholar

  • Start your search using a phrase or keywords:
    • racial inequality in the united states educational system
    • racial inequality and education and united states
  • Change the date range in the upper left corner for the most recent content
  • Use the links on the right side of the results to access the content

Reading Lists

Manage Collections and saved items

A feature under My Library are Reading Lists.  Click on the 3 lines in the Google Scholar menu to navigate to My Library > Reading List.

These are really easy ways to save articles from a search to a specific list that can be labeled.

These can also be exported.

Search history is also visible under My Library.  This is nice to review if you forget the title of an article you might need to include in a paper or citation.