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Prof. Packer - ENG 102 - Literary Analysis: Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

What is Google Scholar?

  • Google Scholar is a Web Search that enables researchers to search particularly for scholarly literature, including papers, theses, books, and reports.

Why use Google Preferences?

  • Google Scholar will search for articles accessible to WCC.  Look for the Full Text @ WCC Library.  The Library provides access to many journal articles indexed in Google Scholar.

Linking Google Scholar to WCC - Scroll all the way down

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN CONFIGURE GOOGLE SCHOLAR TO OFFER LINKS BACK TO ARTICLES THAT YOU CAN GET THROUGH THE WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARY?

Changing a few simple settings is all that is needed.

Go to Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com.  Click on "SETTINGS at the top of the page.   

On the page that follows, find the section labeled LIBRARY LINKS, and enter Westchester Community College.  Click "Find Library"

You will then see two options for connecting to WCC's Full-Text databases.  Check both boxes.

Conduct a search in Google Scholar.   Look to the right to see if access if available at the WCC Library 

 

Don't Pay for Articles in Google Scholar

Don't Pay for Articles in Google Scholar!

Google Scholar is a great place to scan across a lot of sources at once, but if it doesn't know that you have rights to access online articles and other sources from a library, it might send you to a page like this - which asks you to pay for the article you want:

Buy Access to Article

The journal in this example is in the WCC Library collection, and WCC students, staff and faculty have the right to access it (and articles in lots of other journals) from any computer with an Internet connection.  With a few adjustments to your preferences, you can tell Google Scholar to point you to the resources that the library provides for the OSU community.