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Google Scholar advice

The ease of Google, the quality of scholarly resources.

Google Scholar is a search tool that combines the ease of use of Google search while returning only scholarly sources such as academic e-books and e-journal articles.

It is a great tool to use when starting your research or when searching for a specific title, particularly when you link it to your University of Manchester status.

To link to your University of Manchester status and to get full-text access via Google Scholar, you will need to set up ‘Library Links’:

  • Go to Google Scholar 
  • Go to 'Settings' and choose 'Library Links'
  • Enter 'University of Manchester' into the search box and click the 'Search' button
  • Tick the check box next to 'University of Manchester - Findit@Manchester'
  • Click on 'Save'

Search Google Scholar

Try a Google Scholar search using the search box below:

Find out more

Want to know more about Google Scholar and how to use it effectively? Have a look at the Google Scholar search tips page.

‌Google Scholar is just one of the many tools you can use to search for information to include in your academic work. Our 'Getting started with search tools' online resource will help you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.