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Use this guide to find books, articles, databases, and other resources for research in Biology.

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Locating the full text of an article

Abstracts are freely available for most of the articles. To get the full text versions, try these tips. Never pay for an article! If you are asked to pay for access to an article, contact a librarian and we will help you to get access for free.

  1. Click a library link, e.g., "Find it @ Emory", to the right of the search result;
  2. Click a link labeled [PDF] to the right of the search result;
  3. Click "All versions" under the search result and check out the alternative sources;
  4. Click "Related articles" or "Cited by" under the search result to explore similar articles.

Connecting your Emory Library account

Don't see the "Find it @ Emory" link on the right side of the screen? You may need to set your Google Scholar settings for it to show up.

  1. From Google Scholar, click the three-bar "hamburger" in the top left of the screen.
  2. Select "Settings".

On the Settings Page

  1. Click the "Library links" option.
  2. Enter "Emory" into the search bar.
  3. Select the check box for "Find it @ Emory" - not Emory & Henry!
  4. Save your settings. When you search Google Scholar, you should now see the "Find it @ Emory" option to the right of items that Emory has access to. Click on that link to be taken to the library page for that item.

Google Scholar Search