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Google scholar

Description and Information

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. 

More on accessing CSU Stanislaus content via Google Scholar

Dates Covered: Varies

Help:  Help from Google (database producer)

Search Operators

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 Stanislaus State Library Full Text from Google Scholar

Google Scholar does not automatically access the full article of many/most entries. You can access many of these articles via the Stanislaus State Library by using our links from Google Scholar.

On campus:

When searching Google Scholar on campus (or via the university VPN), links to University Library articles will appear next to many Google Scholar entries. If the main Google Scholar link does not lead to the full test of the article, look for the following options / links to the right of the entry:

  • [PDF]
  • Find It at CSU Stanislaus

The FULL VIEW, Find It and links should lead to full articles available immediately from the library.

Off campus:

You can configure an off-campus browser so Google Scholar will link to Stanislaus State Library sources for articles, giving you access to full articles from home/off-campus. 

At a Google Scholar screen:

  1. Open the Google Scholar menu (three lines next to Google Scholar icon in upper left).
  2. Open the Settings link (under the upper left corner).
  3. On the Settings page, choose Library Links.
  4. Under Library Links search for Stanislaus.
  5. Check the boxes next to:
    • "CSU Stanislaus - Find It! at CSU Stanislaus";
    • "Stanislaus State University Library - ProQuest Fulltext";
  6. Save Preferences.
  7. These preferences should remain as long as you do not clear your cookies from that browser / for that site.

"Find It at CSU Stanislaus" and or [PDF] links should now appear next to many Google Scholar entries, linking you to the full articles from the University Library. 

If you search Google Scholar again from the same browser, these library links should always be available until you delete/remove cookies.

Example Google Scholar Entry (with Find It at CSU Stanislaus link):

How dogs know when communication is intended for them                                                          Find It at CSU Stanislaus
J Kaminski, L Schulz, M Tomasello - Developmental science, 2012 - Wiley Online Library
… dogs (36 females and 36 males) from the same dog database as Study 1 participated in this
study. Two dogs … Ninety-six dogs (46 females and 50 males) from the same dog database as …
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