Friday, April 12, 2013

Featured Online Resource: Google Scholar

Did you know you can easily search the library's research databases for full-text articles through a familiar user-friendly search engine interface? Google Scholar, this week's Featured Online Resource, indexes full-text scholarly literature across many disciplines and publishing formats.

As you use Google Scholar, "FindIt@Frostburg" links to the Ort Library's full-text content from up to 60 research databases will appear in the right margin of the search results page. Access is easy and automatic to our database articles via Google Scholar when you are on campus, but off campus, you have to take an extra step to get to this password-protected research material: Log in to your FSU library user account or Research Port first, and then start using Google Scholar. You will stay logged in for full access to the library's research articles as long as you keep your Internet browser open.

Even if you find an article listed in Google Scholar that is not available from our library, you can still read its abstract and request it through Interlibrary Loan as a Frostburg State University student, faculty or staff member.

Other things you can do with Google Scholar

  • Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
  • Keep up with recent developments in your area of research
  • If you're an author, you can check who's citing your publications and create a public author profile 
If you aren't a student, faculty or staff member at Frostburg State University but are affiliated with another college or university, explore how Google Scholar interacts with your academic library environment!

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