What is it? Search for a huge array of scholarly research (including a range of journal articles, books, and web-based research reports).
Subjects Covered: All (especially selected sciences)
Access to the full-text: Find It! via CSU Stanislaus (PDF) will access full-text at no charge to you via the Library subscription (when available).
Find It! via CSU Stanislaus links appear if you access Google Scholar on the CSU Stanislaus Library campus or if you set up your account to point to Stanislaus Links.
Dates Covered: Varies
Help: Help from Google (database producer)
Default search: Boolean AND
Truncation symbol: * (asterisk)
Phrase searching: "phrase" (enclose phrase in quotation marks)
Boolean And: and (implied)
Boolean OR: or
Boolean NOT: not
Accessing Google Scholar on the CSU Stanislaus Library campus should add Find It at CSU Stanislaus links to your search results.
You can also configure Google Scholar to add Find It at Stanislaus via the following steps:
When searching for materials, you should now see a "Find It at Stanislaus" link that provides access to library services for that item. (Find It at Stanislaus may link to full-text immediately online made available by the Library, an Interlibrary Loan request form, or the location/call number of a book shelved in the CSU Stanislaus Library, etc.).
Example Google Entry (with Find It! link):
S Ferriss, R Sandoval… - 1998 - books.google.com
... More than thirty years after Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers, and more
than three years after his death, organiz- ing immigrant farmworkers remains one of the
most delicate and difficult propositions for social change in America. ...
Cited by 185 - Related articles - All 3 versions
To set up free and automatic access CSU Stanislaus subscriptions and services:
If you want to save searches and records from one session to the next (and for Stanislaus links to automatically appear), sign in with your Google account (e.g. a Gmail account). If you go to Google Scholar and sign in (using your Gmail, Google Docs, or Google+ account), you can set your Google Scholar preferences to include automatically links to CSU Stanislaus Library services:
At Google Scholar, make sure you are signed into a Google account.
(If you are signed in already, your name should appear in the upper right corner. Otherwise, you should see "Sign in." You can sign in using any Google Scholar, e.g. Gmail, Google Docs, Google+.)
At Google Scholar, open the Google Scholar menu (three lines next to Google Scholar in upper left).
Open the Settings link (under the upper left corner).
On the Scholar Settings page, choose Library Links.
Under Library Links search for CSU Stanislaus.
Check the "CSU Stanislaus - Find It! at CSU Stanislaus" box.
1) Off-campus access to full-text of articles
Many of the full-text articles linked to by Google Scholar are free to users on-campus because of the Library's subscriptions. When using Google Scholar from off-campus, CSU Stanislaus faculty and students can also receive free access to these Library subscriptions by setting "Scholar Preferences" to CSU Stanislaus. The Find It! at CSU Stanislaus link in Google Scholar search result will provide free access to the full-text of articles online when available.
2) Additional library services
For items in Google Scholar that are not immediately available online (including some articles and most books) the Find It! at CSU Stanislaus link will lead you to the appropriate service to retrieve those items.