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Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is a Google search which only locates scholarly material including theses, dissertations, journal articles, conference papers and other research material.

Accessing Google Scholar through the library

To access Google scholar through the library, click on the Google scholar tab on the library home page.  

You will see links to La Trobe University Library in your search results:

  • Full text @ La Trobe means that you can get the item in full text
  • Find it @ La Trobe means that you might be able to get a print version at La Trobe. Click on the link and the item will be searched for in Library Search

Setting up your own Google Scholar search

When searching from home or off campus you need to tell Google Scholar to use La Trobe as your institution so that the links to La Trobe Library appear in your search results:

  1. Go to Settings on the Google Scholar page menu (top left hand corner)           
  2. Click on Library Links in the Settings menu 
  3. Type 'La Trobe' in the search box
  4. Tick the checkbox for La Trobe University - Full Text @ La Trobe and Save

Setting up email alerts

You can create an email alert to let you know when new material on your topic has been added.

To set up the alert:

  • click the email alert icon on the right hand side of your search
  • check your alert query details, then enter your email address and click create alert