Specifically, finding journal articles and journal titles are toughest tasks on library web pages. Google Scholar developed a better tool to find full text of an article so that you can easily get access to full-text of an article. The search results will be sourced from Google books, university websites, research academic websites, and other online repositories.
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How to Obtain Full-Text Articles through Google Scholar
If you want to get full-text for specific articles, you can configure Google Scholar to use Find This@UVa Libraries links in your search results. To do this, you're required to follow below steps such as:
- Primarily, visit Google Scholar web page scholar.google.com
- In the next step, click on menu link which is available at left side on web page.
- Later, get into the settings button and click on library links.
- You can type virginia in the search box.
- You can select university of virginia libraries from the available list and click on save button.
- Now, you can able to perform searches for particular articles based on your topic. Under results, you can find Find This@UVa Libraries or PDF or Doc form. You can click on those links to get full text of an article.
Instead of making payment, you can set up Google Scholar to connect to FindIt. If you don't own it, you can use library loan for requesting the full text. It gives ranks the sources based on relevance. The ranking takes into account the author name, source's title, the publication in which source it will be appeared, and how it has been cited in scholarly literature.
Google Scholar considering a built-in algorithm to decide whether everything must be included as scholarly article. For that, it makes a guess based on its calculation and it intimates automatically whether the article is a scholarly source. In this case, you need to look at the source and take a decision whether it is scholarly source or not. If you're unsure about scholarly articles, you can immediately contact the librarian or instructor for further proceedings. Google Scholar currently doesn't have the feature of easily focusing on search results that are specifically designed for a given discipline. If you want to access both high-quality academic papers and sophisticated search techniques, it's better to use comprehensive subject databases.