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Created by Anamika Megwalu & Mansi Warde (Student)

Scholar Properties

Google Scholar Search

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Google Scholar is a perfect place to look for peer-reviewed articles, scholarly articles, books.

  • You can search for full text using the university library.
  • You can cite articles.
  • You can view who cited your articles by creating a public author profile.
  • You can save articles to view them later.

When you access Google Scholar, you can get access to the full text of the articles that San Jose State University Library subscribes to. In order to access full-text materials, please follow the steps below or watch this video to change the settings on Google Scholar.

  1. Sign in to using your SJSU e-mail account.
  2. Click on Settings → Library Links.
  3. Search for San Jose State University, check the box and click Save.

Once you have linked the library to your Google scholar account you may see a link, 'Find It@SJSU' on the right side of the article. Clicking on that link directs you to your library catalog where you can see the full text.


These additional filters allow you to limit your search publication type, date range, and sort search results by publication or relevance.

To refine your search go to Settings → Advanced Search

To cite an article click on inverted comma icon as shown in the image. 


A dialog box with citations in the following citation styles will appear.

  • MLA
  • APA
  • Chicago
  • Harvard
  • Vancouver

You can create email alerts which will keep you notified of new publications related to your topic of interest. Click on Menu → Alert → Create Alert and enter your topic, article title, and/or author name(s). 

Tips for creating alerts

  • Use precise search terms
  • Use quotes around a phrase
  • Indicate what you don’t want using a minus sign (-) in front of words.
  • Use the site: operator to limit your search to specific sites.

This is a good tool to use if you want to keep track of who is citing your publications – journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, thesis, etc. It not only tracks citations of your work in journals but also on websites, blogs, grants, news outlets, theses, and patents. To add citations of your publications, you need to create your profile first. Be sure to log in to your Google account.

  1. Click on 'My Profile' or click on the menu → 'My Profile'.
  2. Fill in your details and click on next button.
  3. Google searches and lists all articles by the author’s name. You, then review the list of articles, select the ones that you authored, and click on the arrow in blue above the search box. You can view articles written by individuals you have co-authored with. 

Google Scholar and Citation Managers

You can download citations from Google Scholar to Zotero, EndNote, and Paperpile.

  1. Zotero – Free! Unless you want extra space on the Zotero. To download citations from Google Scholar to Zotero, you will have to use Firefox.
  2. RefWorks – Free! Works with every browser.
  3. EndNote – To purchase the full program through Stanford Bookstore ($90.00) visit:
  4. PaperPile – Academic price, $2.99 per month. Works on Chrome only. Allows you to collaboratively edit Google Docs! Can auto-download PDFs from Google Scholar.