Google Scholar

Search a range of scholarly resources, including journal articles, conference papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports in Google Scholar. You can find resources from the RMIT University Library online collections in Google Scholar.

Search results may include publications that are not scholarly, so evaluate the results carefully. Watch our video to find out what's a scholarly source (YouTube, 2.25mins).

Accessing Google Scholar

Option 1: Go to 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.

You will be able to 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.

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 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 is how:

Find out more about Researcher Profiles and Identifiers.

Search results options: what do they mean?

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.