UC 1010: Google Scholar
Using Google Scholar
Google Scholar is just another discovery tool to find scholarly or academic information on the web, especially pulling from research databases to which the University of Utah does and does not subscribe. If we subscribe to a database with an article in Google Scholar, you will see a "Get it at U of U" link. Many of the articles are freely available through open access journal publisher websites or through academic or research institutions. Often you will know if this is the case because there will be a link for a PDF or HTML website.
However, if you are asked to pay for access to an article, conference proceeding, thesis, etc, DON"T DO IT! Use interlibrary loan to request the material.
The video tutorial below will show you how to access Google Scholar, how to set preferences for the University of Utah libraries (and local libraries near you), and how to conduct a search to find out what is available on your topic and if it is available immediately for your research purposes.