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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'

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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.

Screenshot of the My Learning Essentials: Your search toolkit booklet‌Google Scholar is just one of the many tools you can use to search for information to include in your academic work. Our 'Knowing where to look: your search toolkit' online resource will help you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.