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Nursing & Health Studies Students - Library Services

Google Scholar Description

Google Scholar is a search engine of scholarly literature. It includes citations to journal articles, books, theses/dissertations, technical reports, patents, and legal materials. It has some strengths and weaknesses for academic research.

Strengths Weaknesses
Easy to use to explore the scope of your topic Lacks 'peer-reviewed' limiters and other advanced search features
Searches a wide variety of sources: articles, books, websites, etc. Includes results that are not 'scholarly' such as PowerPoints or blogs
Searches across disciplines (multidisciplinary) Cannot search or sort results by discipline
You can link the UW-Green Bay Library to get access (see below) Information may be paywalled (requests payment or subscription to view)

Connect Google Scholar to UW-Green Bay Libraries

If you are on-campus, Google Scholar should already include links to UW-Green Bay Libraries content.

Off-campus users will need to follow these steps to set this up:

  1. Go to the Google Scholar website:
  2. Under the menu icon in the upper-left, select Settings

  3. Choose Library Links, type in UW-Green Bay, and search

  4. Check the UW-Green Bay Box and click Save

You have now connected content from UW-Green Bay Libraries to Google Scholar!

When searching in Google Scholar, look for the Find It @ UWGB link to see if UW-Green Bay Libraries provide access to the content. Sometimes you will need to click on the "more" link at the end of an entry OR "all versions" to see the link.