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Utrecht University Library – Google Scholar

Utrecht University Library – Google Scholar – Google Scholar is a general search engine for scholarly articles. It searches several databases, yields many relevant search results and is very user-friendly.



What will you find in Google Scholar?

  • References to articles
  • References to preprints and working papers
  • References to books (selection from Google Books)
  • Overviews of citing publications
  • References to patents and legal documents

 Use Google Scholar:

  • To find a specific article of which you know the title
  • To find articles about a general subject in a relatively quick and simple way
  • To also find articles from non-peer reviewed journals
  • To also search for books, student theses or dissertations and conference proceedings

UBU link

Use Google Scholar with the UBU-link 

external link

. The UBUlink lead you to the full text. Read more about this on our UBU-link page.

From Google Scholar to full text

There are several ways to find the full text of an article. Click on:

  • the title
  • [PDF] or [DOC] or [HTML] or Full View link on th right hand side of the title.
  • use the UBUlink under ‘more’ (the  >> icon) on the blue line with links. If you do not see this option below the article, you can make it visible via settings (arrow at the top right hand corner of the homepage). Next with the help of  Library links you can search for “Universiteit Utrecht and click on Save. The UBU-link also allows you to find a print version if available.
  • All x versions link, to find more versions of the article

If there is a direct [PDF], [DOC] of [HTML] link to the full text it may be that Google Scholar does not show a UBU-link.

Manually add the UBUlink

  1. Go to https://scholar.google.com 
    external link
  2. In the top left of your screen click on the hamburger button (three horizontal lines)
  3. Choose settings and then choose Library links
  4. Search for Utrecht University and tick the following boxes:
    • Utrecht University Library-Fulltext @UBUlink
    • Open WorldCat – Library Search

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