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.
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Your search results may contain:
Google Scholar includes by default all the search terms you use in your search results. This means that you do not have to use the operator AND (space=AND).
Be aware that Google Scholar does not support truncation (*) but instead uses automatic stemming. This means that when you type in a word Google Scholar will look for this word, plus words with any additional letters on the end of that word. It only works properly with compete words. Searching with 'child' will also retrieve 'children' and 'childish', but 'history' will not find 'historical' or 'historians'.
There are other operators or wildcards that you can (or should) use:
On the next page you can find more information on advanced search options.
There are several ways in Google Scholar to get access to the full text:
Above the description
In the right hand column:
Or below the description:
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 with UBU-link. The UBU-link is a quick way to the full text.
No UBU-link next to the articles?