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Finding an Article with Google Scholar

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Finding an Article with Google Scholar

  1. Go to Twin Cities Library's Google Scholar.
  2. Type your article's title in quotation marks (e.g., "Changing the concept and measure of service quality in academic libraries") and select Go.
  3. Look for your article title in the results list.
    • If you cannot find your article in the results list, verify that your search terms are correct.
      • If your search terms are incorrect, make corrections and rerun the search.
      • If your search terms are correct, Google Scholar does not have your article, and you will need to complete the interlibrary loan request form.
        • Learn how to complete the interlibrary loan request form.
    • If you found your article in the results list, select the Full Text Options - SMU link to the right (see example) or the More link below the article title.
      • A new menu will appear that contains one of two options for getting full text:
        1. A list of database links (e.g., ProQuest Psychology), which indicates that SMU owns the article. Select a database, and you will be taken to your article.
        2. You'll see a Click here to request from another library link, which indicates that SMU does not own the article. Select this link and complete the form to request the article through Interlibrary Loan. Your article will be emailed to your Saint Mary's Gmail account within 1-2 business days.

Add Twin Cities Library's Google Scholar to Your Computer

By customizing the settings for Twin Cities Library's Google Scholar in your computer's browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari), you can access the Full Text Options - SMU link without going to the Twin Cities Library's website.

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