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MCOB Learning Resource Center (LRC) Resources: Google Scholar

This guide is to inform and update the Mitchell College of Business students and faculty of the resources and services available in the business learning resource center. [Originally created by Marty Branch, Business Librarian]

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an index similar to Google's search engine but with the exception that Google Scholar only searches scholarly resources. Attached is an excellent guide to Google Scholar and achieve maximum success with it.

Google Hints

Use Google Scholar through the Marx Library's web site or https://libproxy.usouthal.edu/login?url=http://scholar.google.com/ in order to access the University Libraries' full-text resources when you are not on campus. Follow these steps:

  • Go to the Library's web site at http://library.southalabama.edu and choose Internet Search Engines
  • When you choose Google Scholar, you will be asked to login as you did for our databases
  • Once you get to Google Scholar, choose Scholar Preferences next to the Search box
  • In the Library Links box, type University of South Alabama
  • You should get five choices: University of South Alabama (Full Text@IngentaConnect), University of South Alabama - Full-Text@USA ; Alabama Virtual Library - AONE Full Text@AVL , Open WorldCat (Library Search); and University of South Alabama - USA eText
  • Check the boxes in front of each one except Alabama Virtual Library - AONE Full Text @ AVL and University of South Alabama - USA eText
  • Click Save Preferences

You should now be able to connect to the full-text of subscribed University Libraries' resources if they are part of the results of your search.