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Google Scholar

Google Scholar performs a Google search of scholarly content on the internet. You may not have free access to all of the articles found in a Google Scholar search. However, you can check if the library has access to the article by searching the article title in RVOneSearch or using Full Text Finder to search for the journal that published the article.

Google Scholar Search

Tell Google you're with us!

You can set Google Scholar to recognize that you have access to certain articles because you are an RV student. 

  1. Go to Settings on the Google Scholar webpage (look for a menu icon if you don't see Settings).
  2. Select Library links.
  3. Search for Raritan Valley Community College.
  4. Check the box next to Raritan Valley Community College - Find It @ RVCC

Your search results will now include a "Find It @ RVCC" link on the right side of the screen for any articles that you may be able to access through our library subscriptions.

Remember that because it is still a Google search, you may get an unmanageable number of results or results that aren't relevant to your research. Google Scholar can be a useful tool when you are not having much luck in the library databases and need to figure out what kinds of journals have articles related to your topic.

STOP and answer question 12 on the assessment.

This concludes the online tutorial. 

If you have been working through the Online Assessment for Advanced Information Literacy, click Submit on the final page until you see an option to enter your email address.

  • If you want to receive a copy of your results, enter your email address and click Continue. If not, just click Continue.
  • When you see the message, "Your assessment has been emailed to your instructor." you have completed the assessment.

The next pages on this tutorial provide information for using MLA Citation Style and will be helpful as you complete future research assignments. You can refer back to this tutorial at any time for a refresher.