How to Find Scholarly Articles on Google

Published On: January 26th, 2017·By ·

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Did you know Google offers a free tool specifically for finding scholarly articles? Let's take a look at how to get the most out of this helpful tool.

Enjoy the above video as one of SimpleK12's favorite education trainers, Monica Burns, explains how to use Google Scholar.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. – About Google Scholar

How to Find Scholarly Articles on GoogleIn under 3 minutes, Monica outlines how to run a basic search, narrowing down your results by date range or relevance. She also points out a few helpful advanced search features that will help you find exactly the type of article you need.

For more from SimpleK12 on Google, take a look at this on-demand training session:

  • Did You Know Google Could Do That?. You may already be aware that Google is an amazing search tool, but do you know that it can be used in so many other amazing ways? In this on-demand webinar, watch experienced educator Deb Norton as she shares a variety of Google tricks for time management, interesting calculations, work efficiency, and just plain fun.

Have you used Google Scholar before? What did you think? Leave a comment for me on this article below.

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About Our “Scholarly Articles” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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