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Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Article Critique: Using Google Scholar to find scholarly articles

How do I get articles from Google Scholar without having to pay for them?

 

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As a University of Akron student (or faculty member) you can access the full-text of many (but not all) articles retrieved through Google Scholar searches.  All it takes is a few simple steps, and you should only have to do this once!

Configuring Google Scholar

1.  Go to the upper left of the main Google Scholar screen and select the three lines:

Configuring Google Scholar

2.  On the next screen, choose Settings from the left-hand column:

Configuring Google Scholar

3.  Now choose Library Links from the left-hand column (in red font below), type in OhioLINK, and hit Enter:

Configuring Google Scholar

4.  Check the "OhioLINK--Find it with OhioLINK" box which appears:

Configuring Google Scholar

5.  Next, type Akron in the same search box, and click on "The University of Akron Libraries" link which appears:

Configuring Google Scholar

6.  Click the blue Save button at the bottom of the screen:

Configuring Google Scholar

7.   Now when you conduct a search, many articles will have a full-text access link with UAkron and/or OhioLINK options to see the full-text free of charge!

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