Librarians and Google: Working together for you behind the scenes

When you search in Google Scholar, you’re able to identify scholarly journal articles much easier than in the main Google search. And have you noticed also that many of these are in “full text” (the entire article online), but that you would have to pay for others?

The secret trick you need to know is that, if you’re searching from on-campus, or if you’re off-campus and go to Google Scholar from GALILEO, you will see many more Google Scholar articles in full text than you would normally be able to access from off-campus. Articles from EBSCOHost and JSTOR are two good examples.

This is because our librarians have worked behind the scenes to directly link you from Google to the vast number of full e-journal articles which Henderson Library has already paid for in GALILEO. (Of course, Google Scholar only includes a small part of all that is in GALILEO.)

This is one example of how librarians work alongside Google in delivering the information you need, regardless of the time or location. For another one, check out the Open Worldcat project (with a nifty Facebook application), which lets you search for items in libraries worldwide, including ours, via Google.

*Update from Debra Skinner, Catalog Librarian:  The links to look for are “EBSCOhost” which were put there by EBSCO for the whole state system, and “Find @ Georgia Southern” which are links to other resources we pay for…  For books there is also a “Find in a Library” link which appears on a second screen when you click on the title.

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