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Google and Google Scholar: Google Scholar

Google Scholar Analysis

Google Scholar logo


Image courtesy of Google

Use in addition to the library's resources to search for:

  • articles from journals 
  • theses other students have written
  • abstracts of reports
  • court opinions


  • You can search beyond the library's subscription databases for scholarly works.


  • You will not have full-text access to everything you find.

Access Google Scholar:

  • Click the Google Scholar link below 
  • Enter your search term or phrase into the Search field / bar in the center of the page.
  • Type the following into your browser address bar:

The page will look like this:

screenshot of the Google Scholar Start Page





Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Quick Tip

Here's an easy way to find the citation for a Google Scholar resource.  Remember to check it to make sure that it is correct using one of our citation guides!


Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Advanced Search

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Getting articles from other Libraries

You'll occasionally find a book or an article that the Merced College Library does not own or have access to through the databases.

We can ask another library to send us the book or the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). We will always try to get it for free, but the lending library might charge to make a copy of the article or to mail the book. Depending on the lending library, charges can range anywhere from $5 - $25. On the ILL PDFs, please mark if you are willing to pay if necessary, and how much.

Textbooks are excluded from ILL services.