Google Scholar

Google Scholar can find resources in the RMIT University Library online collections.

Google Scholar searches a range of scholarly sources, including journal articles, conference papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. The search results may include publications that are not scholarly so we recommend that you evaluate the results carefully. Watch our video to find out what's a scholarly source (YouTube, 2.25mins).

Accessing Google Scholar

You have two options for accessing Google Scholar.

Option 1: Launch Google Scholar from the Library's home page

This option gives you access to full text articles from the RMIT University Library databases straight from your search results list. Articles in our collections will be marked as FindIt@RMIT.

This option will also let you export individual citations to your EndNote Library or another bibliographic manager.

Option 2: Go directly to Google Scholar

Choose this option if you want to save citations to your Google Scholar Library and export multiple citations to your EndNote Library or another bibliographic manager. Sign in using your RMIT login details.

Before searching for the first time, check that the search results will find articles from our collections. From the Google Scholar menu, select Settings then select Library links. Add RMIT University Library if we are not already listed. Articles in our collections will be marked as FindIt@RMIT.

Are you a researcher?

You can set up your Scholar profile to track citations to your articles by accessing Google Scholar directly. Here are instructions on how to:

Find out more about Researcher Profiles and Identifiers.

Search results options explained

Below each search result you will find a number of options.

Google Scholar citation example

The Save icon [star] lets you save the individual search results. They will be listed in your 'My Library'. NOTE: You need to access Google Scholar directly and sign in to use this option.

The Cite icon [quote mark] will give you example citations in various referencing styles and options to export to EndNote or another bibliographic manager.

The 'Cited by' link will show you publications that include that article in their reference list. This will tell you how important the article is within the scholarly literature and give you access to other relevant articles.

The 'Related articles' link will show you a list of similar articles.

See Google Scholar search tips for more help.