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Google Scholar

Google Scholar combines Google's familiar search interface with academic resources available through the library and online.

In Google Scholar search results, you'll see two types of links: title links, and a second column of links to the right. The article title links will typically take you to a journal's website, and will not show you the full text of the article. Links to the right that say Get Article will connect you to the article through one of the VCSU Library databases, and links that say PDF or HTML will connect you to a freely available version of the article online.

Google Scholar search results screen shot with right column links highlighted.

Articles or books that don't have a link to the right can still be requested using interlibrary loan - don't ever pay for articles from the journal's website!

How to Request Articles Discovered in Google Scholar

1.) To request an article or book in Google Scholar through interlibrary loan, click the More link, then click No Full text - get help.

Google Scholar screenshot demonstrating clicking the More link to display the No Full Text - Get Help link.

2.) From here, choose the link to Request document via VCSU Interlibrary Loan.

Screenshot displaying the Request document via VCSU Interlibrary Loan option.

3.) On the next page, log in using:

  • Your student ID number in the top box.
  • Your last name in the bottom box.

ODIN login screen.

4.) Finally, in the article request form, choose a date in the calendar area (please choose a date at least 5 days in the future to provide us time to obtain the article - though it's typically much faster!), click the confirmation box at the bottom of the screen, and click the Go button to submit your request. The article will be emailed to you when it arrives.

Delivery Information screen in article request form.