Google Scholar Tips and Tricks

Accessing Non-Carleton Full Text

Sometimes the full text of an article is available for free through Google Scholar.

  1. Search Google Scholar for the article.
  2. Look at the right-hand side of the result list. Are there links there that lead you to the full text?
  3. Click on the "All x Versions" link below the result for the article. Are there versions that include the full text of the article?

Accessing Library Materials through Google Scholar

Using Google's "Library Links"

  1. Search for "Carleton College"
  2. Make sure that the box labeled "Carleton College Full Text" is checked (this is the only box that should be checked)
  3. Save your preferences.
  4. Look for "Full Text" links next to articles when you search. Clicking on this link will act like clicking on the "FindIt" button. Links to ScienceDirect, JSTOR, and other library collections will also bring you to library collections.

Using the LibX Extension

If you see JSTOR links or other library subscription links in the right-hand column in Google Scholar, you can gain quick off-campus access if you have installed a browser extension called LibX. Information on how to do this is available on our "Using the Library from Off Campus" guide.

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