Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources. It includes articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions. Be aware that it is not a comprehensive resource and will not always take you to the full text of items you find. You can customize Google Scholar to link you to content available through the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries:


Screenshot of the "Settings" page in Google Scholar. The word "Settings" is highlighted in yellow. On the left side of the "Settings" page are links for "Search Results," "Languages," "Library links," "Account," and "Button." The link "Library links" is enclosed in a red rectangle to show its location on the page. There is a search box for libraries and a blue button with a white "magnifying glass" icon in the button. In this example, the "University of Nevada - Reno - Find it @ UNR" is enclosed in a red rectangle. There is also a checkmark in the checkbox to indicate it has been selected. At the bottom of the page, there are two buttons: a blue button with the word "Save" in white letters and a light gray button with the word "Cancel" in black letters.
Screenshot of the "Settings" page in Google Scholar. The word "Settings" is highlighted in yellow. On the left side of the "Settings" page are links for "Search Results," "Languages," "Library links," "Account," and "Button." The link "Library links" is enclosed in a red rectangle to show its location on the page. There is a search box for libraries and a blue button with a white "magnifying glass" icon in the button. In this example, the "University of Nevada - Reno - Find it @ UNR" is enclosed in a red rectangle. There is also a checkmark in the checkbox to indicate it has been selected. At the bottom of the page, there are two buttons: a blue button with the word "Save" in white letters and a light gray button with the word "Cancel" in black letters.
  1. Open Google Scholar.
  2. In the upper left-hand corner, click on the menu and then Settings.
  3. Click the Library Links on the left hand side of the page.
  4. Type University of Nevada Reno and click search.
  5. Make sure that you put a check mark in the box preceding University of Nevada – Reno – Find it @ UNR.
  6. After you run a search, on your results page you will see a link titled Full Text @ UNR to the right side of any articles that the Libraries have access to. Clicking this link will take you to a page with the full text of the article. If you are off campus, you will have to enter your NetID and password to gain access to the full text.