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Database Profiles:Google Scholar (Public Access)

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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 web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.


Google Scholar offers standard Google integrations, including two browser extensions to facilitate ease of use. 

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Uiowa Link

You can use UI Link in Google Scholar! UI Link will help you find full-text PDFs for articles in UI's databases, or connect you with Inter-Library Loan, so you never have to pay for an article. Here's how:


1. Select the dropdown menu at the top left of the page. 

2. Choose settings, then Library Links



3. Search for the University of Iowa and select it (you can choose up to 5 libraries!).



4. Save your settings!

5. Now, when you search Google Scholar, "ViewIt@UILink" will appear next to articles that University databases have access to. Click the link and follow the prompts to your article!