Answered By: Cheryl Goldenstein
Last Updated: May 10, 2017     Views: 418

You can customize Google Scholar to take advantage of Find@UW for linking to full text.

To change settings in Google Scholar, click on the gear icon/settings link located at the top under the Google Scholar header (as of this writing).

On the settings page, click on Library Links. Mark the University of Wyoming as one of your library access links; if UW isn't listed use the search box to find it. Save your settings.

When you search Google Scholar, you should now see Full Text @ UW links next to article citations. Be aware that not all articles will be available at UW. If the article is not available, you will need to use Request It to obtain a copy.

You can also adjust Google Scholar settings to export citations to RefWorks or other citation managers. On the Search Results page in Scholar Settings, under "Bibliography manager," mark the box next to "Show links to import citations into . . ." and select your citation manager. UW offers RefWorks and EndNote Web citation managers; both require that you set up a free account (see below). Check Google Scholar exports for errors; Google Scholar is not as structured as library databases.

While Google Scholar can be a good resource, results may not be as current or credible as the resources provided by the UW Libraries. Our databases vendors attempt to identify all the literature in a field, but many of these resources are unavailable to Google Scholar.


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