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Tutorials: Google Scholar via ASU

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar indexes scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. With Google Scholar you can find articles from many academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles made available more informally on the web.

ASU’s “Get It! @ ASU” link resolving service works with Google Scholar to link search results with full text licensed by the ASU Library. From your search result, look at the list of links and click on the link that reads “Available online at ASU ”—this will take you to licensed full text if available, or other services through which you can obtain the text. (If you see text that reads, “Unvailable online at ASU,” this means that ASU likely does not have an online subscription. If you click on this text, however, the Libraries’ linking service will help you find it in print or request it through our library borrowing services.)

To take advantage of context-aware linking with Google Scholar, do the following:

  • On campus: Google Scholar will recognize ASU’s network addresses and automatically provide links that can be resolved through the “Get It! @ ASU” link resolver.

  • Off campus (easy way): You can take advantage of context-aware linking off-campus by connecting to Google Scholar through the Libraries’ proxy server by using this link: http://libguides.asu.edu/googlescholar.

  • Off campus (manual configuration): You can also make Google Scholar aware of your ASU affiliation by manually entering data about the ASU Library's link resolver. From the Google Scholar home page click “Scholar Preferences;” on the preference page find “Institutional Access” and enter “ Arizona State” and click the “Find Institution” button. Select Arizona State University and you’re set to go!

Google Scholar complements other search services provided by the ASU Library, but remember that it indexes only a fraction of the literature that the Libraries make available. To discover other databases that can support your research, go to the Research Databases page.


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