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Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice Search Module - Basic

About Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a multidisciplinary search engine. It is Google’s academic search engine that searches scholarly literature.

In it you will find : From: Search using:
  • articles
  • theses
  • books
  • abstracts
  • court opinions
  • patents
  • academic publishers
  • professional societies
  • online repositories
  • universities
  • and other web sites…
  • Keywords
  • Apply limits
    such as publication year etc.

Google Scholar is a quick & flexible way to start exploratory searches, but it is only one of many places to look for answers to your clinical and research questions...

Search Google Scholar using keywords

APA citation: McMaster Libraries. (2013, May 17). How Library Stuff Works: Searching in Google Scholar [Video file]. Retrieved from

IMPORTANT NOTE: This video describes how to find full text at a different library. When you change your Google Scholar settings, be sure to type in "mcgill university" and click save:


See below for more info...

Accessing Full Text

Most of the Library's licensed electronic resources, such as databases, full-text online journals and eBooks, are restricted to McGill students and staff. Find out about accessing the Library's online resources from on and off campus.

Obtaining materials that are not available at McGill

McGill students and staff may order articles and books that are not available at McGill using COLOMBO, the library's interlibrary loan service.


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