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Search For Articles With Google Scholar

Google Scholar


The CUA library catalog and many of the article databases CUA subscribes to are accessible through Google Scholar.


On-campus access

Visit and begin searching. You're good to go!


Off-campus access

If you are off campus you will need to set the preferences so that Google will show you the resources that CUA provides.

  1. Go to
  2. Look above the search box and click Settings from the top menu.
  3. Click on Library Links from the navbar along the side of the page.
  4. Enter CUA in the text field next to Library Links then click on the Search button.
  5. Check the box in the front of our university name, then click Save in the lower right corner.


Searching with Google Scholar

Within Google Scholar you may conduct searches by keyword, author and article title. There is also an advanced search with more options. In the result list, when you see Find it @CUA, that means we have access to the electronic copy for the article. Click on Find it @CUA, then click on the word Go under a database that is listed as having the full text. In order to discover if CUA owns a desired book in the search results, click More from under the search result and select Library Search. Scroll down to the list of libraries, and if CUA is listed, click on a Held Format to be taken to the record in the CUA catalog.

Google Scholar is good for conducting simple searches across a broad number of databases. For complex or in depth searching we recommend that you search individual subject databases.

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