Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016     Views: 15

You probably did not set your Google Scholar settings before you searched. First, when dealing with Google Scholar, you need to do this:

  • Click Settings
  • Click Library Links. On campus, you will see a few already showing but off-campus I don't believe will see anything.
  • In the search box, type Houston Baptist University.
  • Click everything that shows up and save.
  • You will need to do this on any new computer, laptop, or smart device that you use in order to take advantage of HBU access options through Google Scholar (both on AND off-campus).

Now, when you search, you will begin see "FullText Finder@HBU" in some of the results. That will cross connect to all the databases (leading to the journals) to which we have access. Many of the PDF or HTML files that you see will likely be free but be aware that some are not.  are free and will redirect you to a login screen from off-campus and you simply proceed to your article. Also, double-check Google Scholar citations by clicking the "More" button. Sometime we may have access to an article that Google Scholar does not announce more prominently.

If you see something from ScienceDirect or any database and you can't get to the article, check the journal title (not the article title) in our A-to-Z Publication Finder. Paste or type your title there and see what databases have it. In most cases, LinkSource@HBU will find everything that is accessible. If you still have problems, please let us know!

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