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Why use Google Scholar?

Google Scholar can help:

  • Identify authors and journals related to your topic
  • Find scholarly works from a wide variety of sources
  • Find articles, books, theses, abstracts, conference proceedings and more
  • Locate content not found in a regular Google search

Ways to Use Google Scholar On Campus

Use the main search bar on the Libraries homepage to access library materials (Books & Media, Articles, etc.).

Use the Google Scholar link under the search bar to search directly in Google Scholar. 

Screen shot of library homepage with arrows pointing at the main search bar and the Google Scholar link.


Look for View It @UT links in Google Scholar to access the full text of articles.


Ways to Use Google Scholar Off Campus

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Search Tips

Use the Advanced Scholar Search to limit your results to specific subject areas, dates, publications, etc.


To search information from specific types of websites, like government or non-profit organizations, use the following pattern:

keyword(s) site:.domain extension


To find government statistics on climate change, search: 

climate change statistics 

To find information on non-profit organizations working with homeless teens, search:

teen homelessness

Domain extensions:

  • .gov - government
  • .org - non-profit organizations
  • .edu - education
  • .com - commercial
  • .net - community networks
  • .mil - military
  • .int - international organizations

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