How do I find full-text in Google Scholar without paying for it?


Here are some steps and screenshots that show how to set your Google Scholar searches to also search our library’s journal access:


1) On the left side, click the 3 bars and choose Settings. Google scholar homepage with upper left menu circled in redGoogle Scholar menu with last choice, Settings, circled in red


2) From the Settings, choose “Library Links” and search for Purdue University Fort Wayne.  Put a checkmark in that box and Save.  Settings menu for Google Scholar, library links option, with Purdue University Fort Wayne searched and selected


3) Now when you do a search, you’ll see “FIND IT @ PFW” links either to the right of a citation or below a citation.  Sometimes you’ll have to click the >> icon to expand and see the link.  These Find It links will check our online journal access and connect you to the full text.  Or if we don’t have immediate access, you can use the “Request through Document Delivery” link and we’ll find another library that can supply it through our Document Delivery service. 
screencapture of google scholar results page with FindIt options circled in red


  • Last Updated Apr 16, 2020
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  • Answered By Shannon

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