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What is Google Scholar?
Why should I search Google Scholar from the Library web site?
How can I get the full text if there isn't a link (or if I'm asked for payment)?
How do I search Google Scholar?
What does "cited by" mean?
What does "Library Search" mean?
What does "Web Search" mean?
How can I get more help?

What is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar uses the popular Google search engine to enable searches for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. It includes a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. Google Scholar includes full text and citations. Some links to full text ask for payment.

Why should I search Google Scholar from the Library web site?
In many cases, links to full text are through subscription sources. The library subscribes to many of these sources. If you use the library link to Google Scholar, you may be able to access subscriptions already paid by the library. If you are off campus, you will be prompted for your UTEID. If you do not use the library link for off campus access, many of these full text sources will ask for payment.

How can I get the full text if there isn't a link (or if I'm asked for payment)?

  • Search Google Scholar from the library web page. By searching from the library web page, you may be able to access the full text of articles which the library owns by typing in your UTEID. Click on Get this Article or Find it at UT to find out if we have the article full text online or in print in one of the libraries.

  • If you cannot access the full text from Google Scholar, or simply have a citation for an item from Google Scholar, search the Library Catalog to find it in print in the library or online in one of our databases or online journals. When searching for articles from journals, you should also use the search on the Find a Journal page if you do not find the journal in the Library Catalog.

      Tip: Remember that when searching for articles, search for the title of the journal not the title of the article.

  • If we do not have the item, you may place an Interlibrary Service request. We will get it from another library for you.

  • If you have trouble locating the item, Ask a Librarian.

How do I search Google Scholar?
You may search Google Scholar just as you would search Google. Just like regular searches in Google, Google Scholar ranks and lists results according to how relevant they are to the search query. Google Scholar rankings include how often the work was cited. The most relevant references should theoretically appear at the top of the page.

To do advanced searches in Google Scholar, including searches for a particular author or in a particular journal, use the Advanced Scholar Search page.

What does "cited by" mean?
If you click "cited by," you will get a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This list only includes documents available in Google Scholar. To get a complete list, use a citation index such as
Web of Science.

What does "Library Search" mean?
Clicking on "library search" will try to locate the book in a local library. When you click on the link, you will see a record for the book. Click on "Search the Catalog at your Library" to see if we own it on campus. You will also see a list of libraries in the region which own the book. If you want to buy the book, click on "web search" to find it for purchase online.

What does "Web Search" mean?
"Web Search" starts a regular Google Search. If you have a citation, you can click "Web Search" to see if you can find the full text through a Google search. If you can't, see find the full text through the library. Clicking "Web Search" for a book will take you sites to purchase the book online.

How can I get more help?
Ask a Librarian.

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