Google Scholar searches like traditional Google but the difference is in the results. Google Scholar includes sources like journal articles, theses, books, article abstracts, conference proceedings, patents, court opinions and more.
You must set up your preferences in Google Scholar to link to the full text. To set up the preferences for the Wolfgram Memorial Library, please follow these steps:
Go to: https://scholar.google.com
NOTE: If your topic is more than one word use quotation marks so that Google keeps the words together i.e., enter "kinship care" rather than kinship care. Also, check out these Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results.
In the following example, we are searching the keywords kinship care and using quotation marks
The search for "kinship care" produced 14,900 results
You can also sort results by
You can refine these results by
Once you set up your Library Link preferences, Google Scholar links to full text that is freely available online, through open access resources or to the full text available from the Wolfgram Library databases.
The links to full text appear in the second column in the search result page.
When full text is not available, DO NOT pay for access. You can use the Wolfgram's ILLiad | InterLibrary Loan system to get materials for free. You can fill out a loan request for a journal article or book. Articles are typically delivered within 48-72 business hours and books are typically delivered within 7-10 business days.
If you need to make an InterLibrary Loan request, you can use the Cite link to retrieve all the items detailed information (Author, Title, Publisher, Publication Date, etc.) needed to fill out the request form.