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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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Alaca, Eray, and Tercan Yildirim. “Preservice Social Studies Teachers’ Opinions Regarding History Education.” Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol. 6, no. 4, Journal of Education and Training Studies, Apr. 2018, pp. 110–17,

Dunham, Sarah, and Lisa J. Vollmer. What to Do with Your History or Political Science Degree. New York : Random House, 2007., 2007,

Gardner, James B., and David F. Trask. “Serving Time in the Trenches: David F. Trask, Public Historian and Federal Historian.” The Public Historian, vol. 22, no. 2, University of California Press, 2000, p. 9, doi:10.2307/3379601.

Grafton, Anthony. “What We Owe Our Young: Honest Information about Placement.” Perspectives, vol. 44, no. 2, American Historical Association, Feb. 2006, p. 14,

Grafton, Anthony, and Robert B. Townsend. “Historians’ Rocky Job Market.” Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 54, no. 44, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2008, pp. B10–11,

Hoyden, Michael, and Michael Hayden. “Historians as Explorers.” Canadian Journal of History, vol. 40, no. 3, University of Toronto Press, Dec. 2005, p. 419,

Hoyt, Frederick. “Confessions of an Ex-Historian.” Diplomatic History, vol. 41, no. 2, Oxford University Press / USA, Apr. 2017, pp. 231–32,

Hsu, Jeremy L., et al. “The Explorations Program: Benefits of Single-Session, Research-Focused Classes for Students and Postdoctoral Instructors.” Journal of College Science Teaching, vol. 45, no. 6, National Science Teachers Association, July 2016, pp. 78–86,

“Jobs for Historians Rose Last Year, but Competition Remains Tough.” Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 59, no. 18, Jan. 2013, pp. A16–17,

Kammen, Michael. “On Mentoring Apprentice Historians and Appreciating Mentors—Gleaned from the Memories of Others.” Reviews in American History, vol. 40, no. 2, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, p. 339, doi:10.1353/rah.2012.0053.

Kriebel, Leslie, and Leslie Lapham. “Transition to Electronic Resources in Undergraduate Social Science Research: A Study of Honors Theses Bibliographies, 1999-2005.” COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 268–83,

Marcos, Angie. “CSUF History Students Have Plenty of Career Options.” Orange County Register, The (Santa Ana, CA), Orange County Register, The (Santa Ana, CA), 23 Mar. 2016,

Navarro-Garrido, Yanet. “Curricular Strategy to Enhance the Labor-Research Component of the Career Degree in History, through the Improvement of Scientific-Methodological Work.” Maestro y Sociedad VO  - 1, no. 3, Universidad de Oriente, 2018, p. 31,

Pubols, Louise. “Doing History in Exhibit Halls: The History PhD and a Museum Career.” Perspectives, vol. 42, no. 2, American Historical Association, Feb. 2004, p. 34,

Rutkowski, Joanne. “II. Curriculum Models That Include Undergraduate Research.  Issue Reaction: Honors Theses in the Creative and Performing Arts.” Innovations in Undergraduate Research & Honors Education: Proceedings of the Second Schreyer National Conference, National Collegiate Honors Council, Jan. 2004, pp. 51–52,

Salerno, Beth. “Recasting History: The Public Option.” New England Journal of Higher Education, New England Journal of Higher Education, Apr. 2014,

Sandleback, Nancy. “Career Choices through Trial and Error: So I Can Actually Do Something Useful with This History Degree?” MAC Newsletter, vol. 32, no. 4, Midwest Archives Conference, Apr. 2005, p. 35,

Smith, Mitch. “At Struggling Rural Colleges, No Future for History Degrees.” The New York Times, The New York Times Company, 2019, p. A1,

T., Hoffman Jon. “Chief Historian’s Footnote : The Graduate Research Assistant Program.” Army History, no. 104, The U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2017, p. 67,

United States Army, Center of Military History : Considering a Career as a Historian in the Federal Government : A Quick Guide. U.S. Army, Center of Military History, 2008,

W., Stewart Richard. “The Chief Historian’s Footnote : Career Program 61: Setting the Standards for Historians, Museum Personnel, and (Now) Archivists Army-Wide.” Army History, no. 83, The U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2012, p. 54,

W., Stewart Richard. “The Chief Historian’s Footnote : Historical, Museum, and Archival ‘Competencies.’” Army History, no. 86, The U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2013, p. 46,

Wilson, Joan Hoff. “Is the Historical Profession an "Endangered Species?” Public Historian, vol. 2, no. 2, Jan. 1980, pp. 4–21,

Wood, L. Maren, and Beatrice Gurwitz. “Who Prepares Humanities Ph.D.’s for a Nonacademic Search?” Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 59, no. 42, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2013, p. 8,

Worsley, Lucy. “My Dad Said: ‘You’ll Be Cleaning Toilets for a Career If You Do a History Degree’.” Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers Ltd, Dec. 2016, p. 7,