Google Scholar can be used to search for and access journal articles. You can set it up to ensure seamless access to online journal articles subscribed to by the Open University Library by doing the following:
- Access the Google Scholar settings web page.
- In the ‘Library Links’ section enter ‘Open University’ in the search box and click on the search icon.
- When the results appear below the search box check the box next to the result ‘The Open University Library - Find it at OU’ and uncheck any other boxes.
- Then click on the ‘Save’ button (at the bottom of the page).
Now when you search Google Scholar you will usually see, in the row of links underneath each result (or to the right), a ‘Find it at OU’ link. When you click on this link you will be able to access the full text of an article immediately, if the library has a subscription to it.