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Introduction to Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a general search engine, containing scholarly articles. It has a large coverage and is very user-friendly. In this LibGuide you will find information about the use of Google Scholar for Utrecht University students.
>> Search Google Scholar (with UBU-link)
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What will you find in Google Scholar?
Your search results may contain:
- references to articles
- references to preprints and working papers
- references to books (selection from Google Books)
- rudimentary references ('CITATIONS') to cited articles or books
- references to patents and legal documents
Google Scholar & UBU-link
Use Google Scholar with UBU-link. The UBU-link is a quick way to the full text.
No UBU-link next to the articles?
- Go (back) to the homepage of Google Scholar
- At the top right hand corner you will see a hamburger button
- Click on settings
- Choose library links
- Search on Utrecht University
- Tick the following boxes
- Utrecht University Library-Fulltext @UBUlink
- Open WorldCat – Library Search
From Google Scholar to the full text
There are several ways to get access to the full text:
The easiest option: above the description
If that does not help, in the right hand column:
- Fulltext@UBUlink (the long UBUlink)
- [PDF] or [DOC] or [HTML] link
As last option, below the description:
- all versions link
- UBUlink (the short UBUlink), under 'more' on the blue line with links
If Google can offer a direct [PDF], [DOC] or [HTML] link to the full text it sometimes does not show the UBU-link at all.
Use Google Scholar to find
- A specific article of which you know the title
- Articles from non-peer reviewed journals
- Conference proceedings
- Articles in which your topic is only slightly relevant