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Health Science

Basic Search

Try out a search in Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com) using keywords related to your topic.

Then, focus your search using filters on the left side of the search results page by publication date or relevancy. If you find an article you want to read, click on the linked PDFs or add the Full Text @ CSUDH Lib link on the right to find the article through our library subscriptions.

Example search in Google Scholar for "cultural appropriation" and Disney with date filters highlighted on the left and full text links highlighted on the right.

Cited by Search

Have you ever wanted to find more current research on your topic, find studies that apply a theory, or trace how a topic has been written about over time? In Google Scholar, you can use the Cited by link to find a list of journal articles and books that have cited a source in your search! 

1. Start a search in Google Scholar, or search for the title of a specific article or book. Not finding a perfect match? Try using quotation marks around an exact book or article title.

2. Click on the Cited by link under the brief description. The number of times a source has been cited so far can provide some basic insight into how influential it has been on the research topic!

Google Scholar search for an article with the Cited by link highlighted.

3. From this list, you can also use filters and narrow your search with keywords by checking the box Search within citing articles

Google Scholar cited by search with keyword hypertension and Search within citing articles check box highlighted.

Watch this short video on citation tracking in Google Scholar to learn more!

Generate Citations

You can also use Google Scholar to generate citations for journal articles and books! 

1. Start a search in Google Scholar, or search for the title of a specific article or book. Not finding a perfect match? Try using quotation marks around an exact book or article title.

2. Click on the quotation mark / Cite button underneath the brief description. 

3. Choose your citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, or Vancouver) and copy the generated citation

Google Scholar search for article with cite button highlighted.