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Set up Google Scholar to Link to Full-Text Academic Content at the Dal Libraries

 

A screen shot of the Google Scholar homepage.

Google Scholar is easy to use and searching is familiar since most of us use Google.

You can set up Google Scholar to link to Dalhousie Libraries’ electronic resources so that you have access to academic full-text when available:

  • Go to Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/)
  • Click on the Menu (the 3 horizontal lines) in the top left-hand corner : 
  • Select Settings or the gear icon: 
  • Click “Library Links”
  • Search for Dalhousie
  • Check the box beside:

  • Save your selection

Now when you do a search, you will see links like this next to entries, when full text is available:

Access Google Scholar

Example Google Scholar Searches

The following suggested searches can be copied and pasted into the Google Scholar search bar:

 

(intitle:(African OR Black) AND intitle:”nova scotia” AND ~health)

 

(intitle:African AND intitle:(“nova scotia” OR “new brunswick” OR “prince edward island” OR “newfoundland and labrador”) AND canada AND ~health)

 

The above searches work best in Google Scholar, but the following suggested search can be copied and pasted into the regular Google search engine, and is an example of how to search within a specific site, such as the Nova Scotia Government site:

 

(African AND “nova scotia” AND ~health site:novascotia.ca)

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