Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Google Scholar: what does it do?
You can find scholarly journal articles, books, and more.
(A scholarly publication is written by one expert in an academic discipline for other experts.)
How is Google Scholar different from Google's Web Search?
Google Scholar focuses exclusively on scholarly publications.
Although many of these items are available online...
...Google Scholar lists lots of items that are NOT available for free
For free full text, try the links in the right margin.
See the blue links under each brief record
Cited by: Find newer articles that have cited the one you are looking at.
Related articles: Find articles on similar topics
Cite: How to cite this article in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
Searching Google Scholar
Open Google Scholar
Are you off-campus? If so, do the following set-up. Otherwise, you'll miss out on full text articles from PCC.
If you are on campus, skip this step.
Click Settings (upper right corner) Click Library Links (upper left) Type in the search box, and Pima Search. Below, check-mark any boxes that mention Pima Community College. Click Save.
Enter your topic keywords normally.
Getting full text articles (see image below)
In the right margin, look for links. " " usually leads to PCC articles. Check for free Full-Text
If there is no link in the right margin, the item may be a Book or an article PCC doesn't own.
If you need NEWER articles, use the links in the Left margin.
For citation help, click Cite (a blue link, under the record).