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Google Scholar

Describes Google Scholar, when to use it and how to set i up to access library resources.

Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar searches scholarly research and literature that is easily findable across the internet. The single search box provides a simple way to broadly search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google also tracks citation information.

For each Scholar search result, Google tries to find a version of the article that you can read and give you an access link. These access links appear to the right of the search result. (See Example Search Results below.) "Muhlenberg Full Text" links will appear if you set up Google Scholar to recognize your affiliation with the library.

Example Search Results

The links in the right hand column provide access to full text articles. To enable "Muhlenberg Full Text" links, follow these instructions.

Google Scholar Example Search Result