This page provides tutorials on how to use Google Scholar more efficiently in searching for scholarly information. The page illustrates the benefits of linking a Google account to your CSU Libraries account and how to do it through a step-by-step tutorial. It shows how to search for scholarly journal articles, search for cases, and how to save information to your personal library to be able to retrieve it later.
One of the first steps to using Google Scholar is to link your Google Account with CSU Libraries. Often, many of the search results will be blocked by a paywall or are linked to another university. However, by completing this step, the search results list will be labeled with the articles you can access through CSU Libraries. This is very easy to do and below is a short tutorial on how to do this.
Click on the hash lines on the top left of the page. Click on them to reveal the menu. Then click on 'Settings.'
Click on 'Library links.'
In the search box, search for Columbus State University. You will be given a prompt to log into your MyCSU Account. Then make sure the option box is checked. Then click on 'Save." Now your Google Scholar search results will let you know when an article in your search results list is available through CSU Libraries.
The following is a brief tutorial on how to search Google Scholar more efficiently when your Google account is linked to your CSU account.