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SOC-200: Honors Research Project / College Students & Mental Health / Substance Abuse

Studies on the open web

Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar is a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

*Important Note: Not all material found through Google Scholar is freely available.

If the full text is available to the public, it will include a link on the right side of the search results screen indicating both the website and the format iit is available in (e.g., HTML, PDFTXT).

Setting up Google Scholar on your personal laptop or PC to indicate whether an article is available in a Reynolds Libraries database:

You can also set up Google Scholar to indicate whether an article in your results list is available in a Reynolds Libraries database by following the instructions below.

1. From Google Scholar, click on the menu located on the upper left side of the screen.

2. When the Google Scholar menu appears, click on Settings.

3. When the Settings menu appears, click on Library links.

4. When the Library links search screen appears, enter reynolds in the search box.,

5. When the results screen appears, leave box check marked next to Open WorldCat - Library Search.. Check mark the box next to  J.S. Reynolds Community College (VCCS) - @ReynoldsCC Library. Then click on Save.

6. Now when you view your results list in Google Scholar it will indicate whether the article is available to the public, through a Reynolds Libraries database, or both.