Google Scholar provides a way to broadly search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts & articles, from academic publishers, scholarly societies, preprint repositories, universities & other scholarly organizations.
When to use Google Scholar
The Library's subject databases will help you find high quality academic journal articles & scholarly publications. The Databases link on the subject guides pages will help you locate the databases to use for your specific subject.
You can also use Google Scholar to search for scholarly literature such as journal articles, although not everything listed within Google Scholar is available to the University of Sheffield as we are unable to subscribe to all the content indexed by Google Scholar.
University of Sheffield full text - Find it @ Sheffield
To locate full text electronic content available through the University Library, you can use Google Scholar Library Links. To do this you will need to:
- Connect to Google Scholar
- Click on Settings
- Click on Library links
- Type Sheffield in the search box and click Find Library
- Check the box next to University of Sheffield Library - Find it @ Sheffield
- Click on Save
- You can then start searching using links to the University Library's eresources and StarPlus Library catalogue
There is extensive online help provided by Google. If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library on extension 27200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.