Google Scholar is a search engine which indexes an ever expanding collection of academic publications. The publications are not found by ‘ordinary’ Google. Some publishers have given Google Scholar access to the full text of their electronic journals. This search engine also retrieves citations and references to books.
When using Google Scholar, UvA students and staff may profit from Google’s full-text deals with publishers, but also from the electronic journal subscriptions of UvA itself.
If the search result has a link UvA-linker: Full Text, you have immediate access to the digital version via UvA. With some search results you will find the UvA-linker via More (the 2 arrows under the title). This means that the publication is print-only and not available in digital form. The link lead to the UvA catalogue or PiCarta.
How does it work?
When you are working on a computer within the UvA domain you don’t need to do anything. Google Scholar recognises you as belonging to UvA and immediately adds the UvA-linker button.
Outside the UvA domain you must adjust your settings to UvA:
In Google Scholar you can save search results. For this, you need a free Google Account.
To save a title, click Save (the star on the left, under the title).
If you want to add keywords, click on the 3 lines at the top left, My Library, select the title(s), and click on the Label icon at the top.
You’ll find more support in Google Scholar.
In Google Scholar you can activate a button to export references to RefWorks:
From now on your search results in Google Scholar will have a button Import into RefWorks. Click it and a reference is automatically exported to RefWorks.