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Google Scholar can be used to search for scholarly information on the internet, including articles, books, conference papers, and theses. Some subject areas have better coverage than others. It is particularly good for finding grey literature and official reports. However, your results from Google Scholar may not provide access to the full-text. Using the library alongside Google Scholar will ensure you don’t miss any relevant academic literature for your research.
Google Scholar settings allow you to connect to the OU Library, providing you direct access to our resources.
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.