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Google Scholar


Use Google Scholar to connect to full-text articles provided by UGA Libraries!

Use the powerful Google Scholar search engine to find articles and books on your topic. Link directly to full-text articles online, and to information about our print holdings:

  • Type your search into the Google Scholar box, and click 'Go'.
  • Click on 'Find It @ UGA' next to the item to check for availability.
  • If it's an article, the pop-up window will tell you if we have it online. Just click on the link to pull up the full text. If you are prompted for a password, type in the GALILEO password.
  • The pop-up window also gives you the option to search the GIL Library Catalog for a print copy of the journal or book.

Off Campus or Wireless Access: If you are a UGA user accessing Google Scholar either from off campus, or using the University of Georgia's PAWS wireless network, you need to log in using the GALILEO password.

If you are not a UGA person, the pop-up window will link you to the regular Google Scholar, but you will not have access to all of the full text that UGA provides.


Google Scholar: You've heard about it. What is it?!

What it is …

  • Google Scholar allows a person to limit their search results to include only “scholarly literature,” including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. Note that Google has not revealed what criteria they use in selecting “scholarly” material.
  • It includes articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
  • See the full text of articles from open access journals and preprint repositories, as well as preprints on the web.

What it isn't …

  • Though limited to a particular type of information, non-scholarly things can still get in there. As always with the web, evaluate your sources carefully.
  • Not the best source for every subject. Results are heavy in science but not as useful for arts and humanities.

UGA Libraries recommend …

  • Use Google Scholar to supplement your research in GALILEO. A lot of times you will be going to GALILEO to actually get your article – might as well start there!
  • Don't pay for something twice! Click on 'Find It @ UGA' to check if free online access is available through GALILEO, or to search for a hard copy of the article.

Additional reading …

Google Scholar Focuses on Research-Quality Content by Barbara Quint

“Despite all the warnings from experienced information professionals, many scholars, researchers, and students continue to make Google their first stop for locating research information. Google has now introduced a beta service called Google Scholar that segregates research quality sources and provides special search features and result displays to accommodate scholars' information needs.”

Google Launches New Search Engine for Scholars by Josh Brown

”A new Google search engine may help students and faculty find academic articles easier, though some research experts at the University Libraries warn the service is not as powerful as Galileo nor completely free.”