Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2017     Views: 30

Do you have an article title or citation that you need to track down? Google Scholar is an easy way to "chase citations" when you have a specific article you need to find.

 

The below steps show you how to access Google Scholar and to use it to chase known citations.


Step One: Start at the EKU Libraries website and click on the Google Scholar link.

 

Image of the library homepage with arrow pointing to the Google Scholar link

 

Step Two:  Login using your EKU username and password.  This is the same username and password you use to login to Blackboard.

 

Login using your EKU username and password

 

Step Three: Enter as much of the title and author information that you know into the Google Scholar search box. 

Here we are using the article "Using the instructional design process in tutorial development" by Terri Artemchik as an example.

The Google Scholar search screen with article information entered

 

Step Four: Scan the Google results page to look for the article. 

In our example, it found it and shows only that article in the results list.

 

Google Scholar results list with only one article listed

Step Five:  Tip! Avoid clicking on the title of the article.

 

Image of article with note to not click on the title of the article

Step Six: Tip! Instead, look for and click on the GET MORE AT EKU LIBRARIES link.

 

Click on the GET MORE AT EKU LIBRARIES link to access the article

Watch out for articles without a Get More at EKU Libraries link. 

When you have an article without the Get More link on the right of the screen, try clicking on the MORE link at the bottom of the article.  GET MORE can usually be found there as shown in the below example.

 

Article in Google Scholar with MORE link highlighted

 

 

Step Seven: Clicking on the Get More at EKU Libraries link will take you to a screen that shows the availability of the article at EKU Libraries. 

The screen can be a little confusing but it is essentially letting you know if the library has the article electronically, if they have it in print, or if the library does not currently have the article.

 

An image of the screen showing the status of the article at EKU Libraries

 

Step Eight: In this instance, EKU Libraries has the article! Note the text "Full text availability for this item" with a link underneath to "View Full Text."

Click on the VIEW FULL TEXT link to get the article.

 

Arrow pointing to the View Full Text link to access the article

 

Watch out for articles without a link to full text.

When there is no link to full text, simply click on the REQUEST ITEM THROUGH LIBRARY EXPRESS button to request the article.

 

if no link to full text, image shows the use of the request item through library express button