Google Scholar: Connecting to UW-W

Google Scholar: Connecting to UW-W


Google Scholar: Connecting to UW-Whitewater. Some of the materials you find through Google Scholar are not free to the general public. However, if you link to UW-Whitewater, you will be able to get free access to more of the results because Andersen Library subscribes to databases that contain many of the articles you want. Go to scholar.google.com. First, find the Settings, the little gear
icon at the top of the page somewhere. Then select Library Links from the left side of the page. Do a search for Whitewater and click the boxes next to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After clicking Save, you can start your search. Use the same search strategies as you would for a library database. Don’t just enter your entire search question. Enter your phrases in quotation marks, use the important keywords only, and tell it to find ALL of your search words by connecting them with AND. Now you will notice many article results on the right should say Find It at UW-W. Click on that. The link should take you to an Andersen Library
page showing you article details, as well as all the databases that we subscribe to that may contain that journal. You may need to check to verify that the year of your article is included in the years of our subscription. Click on the appropriate database name. When you get to the database, look for PDF full text. What if your list shows results like this, that have no full text for free and there is no Find It @UW-W link? Well, we can still request them for free. Click on this Request at UW-W link. Sign in to your UW-W account if needed. Then, look for some link that says Document Delivery or ILLiad, for Interlibrary Loan. That should take you to a form where they have filled in most of the fields for you already. Scroll down, check that the information is correct, and click Submit. This will place the article request. The article should get here within 2-3 days and they will email you the PDF. You can also request books and many other items on Interlibrary Loan.

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