Sunday, February 2, 2014

Google Scholar Tip

Google Scholar can be a great tool. Who doesn't like the ease of Google searching with the incredibly broad coverage you find?

But Google Scholar doesn't give you the full text of all the articles it retrieves. Many are available only in proprietary databases. Good news! You can combine the searching of Google Scholar with the richness of the databases licensed by the UW Libraries:
  1. Click on Settings 
  2. Click on Library links 
  3. Search for University of Washington 
  4. Select and Save.
Here are screen snips to show you what to look for:

screen snips showing the Settings link, the Library links link, and the screen for searching for libraries

What does this do for you? Now when you run a search in Google Scholar, you automatically get links to the articles that are available in databases from the University Libraries.

screen shot shows search for eyewitness identification psychology with first three results; to right of each result is link "Full Text @ UW"

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