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Research Ready: Google Scholar Tips

Google Scholar

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites." from Google Scholar

To be able to get to full-text articles from your Library's subscriptions when using Google Scholar, either go directly to and follow the instructions below to get linked to our library, or use the Library's proxied link found in our list of databases,  

Use Google Scholar to get full-text articles with Library subscriptions - Link to the Library!

Go to Settings

Google Scholar settings

Google Scholar Settings Link

Click on Library Links

Google Scholar Library Links

Make sure The University of Iowa - ViewIt@UILink has a check mark next to it and SAVE that setting

Google Scholar save settings

Then look for the ViewIt@UILink link in the results to get to University of Iowa subscribed content.Getting to full-text from Google Scholar

Explore the "Cite" and "Cited by" features

Citing from Google Scholar