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COVID-19 Update: Although the Gould Library building remains closed, the library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

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 Scholar's "Library Links"

  1. Click on the three lines in the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Choose "Settings" > "Library Links" search for "Carleton College"
  3. Make sure that the box labeled "Carleton College Full Text" is checked (this is the only box that should be checked)
  4. Save your preferences.
  5. Look for "Full Text" links next to articles when you search. Clicking on this link will act like clicking on the "Find It!" button. Links to ScienceDirect, JSTOR, and other library collections will also bring you to library collections.

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