Google Scholar is a tool for finding books and journal articles that you might normally get from a library. Where possible, it provides links to open access online versions and or versions that are accessible through the NJIT library databases.

When to Use It

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books, verify citations, and explore related resources. When books are available through Google Books, some of their content may be available online. It is best to search Google Scholar in conjunction with the databases available at NJIT.

How to Use It

Go to Google Scholar (

See the following Research Guide to Become a Google Scholar Expert

In your search results, you can connect to an online version if there is a linked option following the item’s title. (a FindI@NJIT link is shown adjacent to the title if full-text available online from the NJIT library.

Additional Tips

  • The Quotation Marks (“) icon below each result in Google Scholar provides you with the citation in multiple format styles, such as APA, MLA, etc.
  • The CITED BY link below each result provides you a list of the articles, books, etc that have since cited that particular article or book.
  • Items in the left column of the results page allow you to limit your search results by date.
  • Find Advanced Scholar Search by clicking on the three horizontal lines icon. Advanced Scholar search provides additional search fields such as author, publication, and date, as well as phrase matching and word exclusion.


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