EDMA 610 / 611 - Introduction to Inquiry in Education / Research Seminar in Education

A guide to assist graduate students in their thesis research and preparation

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an additional source you can use to locate scholarly articles for your research. Use it like you would any of the library databases. 

Link Google Scholar to the Meriam Library

To utilize the full potential of Google Scholar linked it to Meriam Library. By doing this you can then see if the library has the items that you want (Find It @ Chico) and if not then you can go directly to ILS. To link to the Meriam Library follow the below steps:

1. Once in Google Scholar, go to Settings at the top of the page

2. Click on Library links 

3. Search for CSU, Chico; select and save

4. You may be directed to login to your portal accout to verify library access

Use Google Scholar to Identify Highly Cited Articles

Google Scholar has a feature that allows users to see how many times an article has been cited by other published authors. Citation counts can be an indicator of the importance of a published paper, and give you an idea of how influential it is in a specific field. You can see the citation counts in the results list. You have the option of clicking on the "Cited by 1420" to see a list of and access the papers that cited the one in your results list. This is a way you may find additional related sources to use in your research.

Use Google Scholar Metrics to Identify Top Publications in Education

Use Google Scholar Metrics to view a list of journals that are top-rated in a variety of fields based on the h-index publication rating. 

Meriam Library | CSU, Chico