GoogleScholar is a web search engine created by Google to locate academic and scholarly sources.
Sources include peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, book chapters, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organisations.
Note: Many of the Library's resources do not appear in Google Scholar search results, however, it can be viewed as a complementary search tool for finding scholarly information.
You can set up Google Scholar to identify whether the resources it finds are held in full text at CQUniversity Library and/or any other libraries to which you have access.
To do this:
Now when you search Google Scholar, View @ CQUniversity or Central Queensland University Library – Cengage Gale Full Text will appear to the right of the results if CQUniversity Library has access to the full text.
Google Scholar search results will include book references as well as journal articles and research papers. Some are freely available on the Web, whereas others are not. Full text access to recently published books, for example, are rarely available online.
You can usually tell about the type of item from the information provided in the results returned. For example here is a snapshot of the search results for preparing performance appraisals. Note the View @ CQUniversity link.
If you need more help, please contact the Library using the contact details found on this webpage.
To search Google Scholar even more effectively, you can use the Advanced Scholar Search.
This enables you to use a variety of search tools, including boolean searching. You can also search for particular authors, and limit to specific types of publications, dates, and subject areas.