Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018 Views: 41373
If you have the citation information for an article, you can easily search Google Scholar from the Library's webpage to see if the Library has the full text.
Tip: If you access Google Scholar from our webpage it will automatically connect to the Walden Library databases.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you prefer to access Google Scholar directly on the internet, you must connect it to the Walden Library. The manual connection lives in the browser's settings. When you clear your cache it will clear this setting. You will have to reconnect to the Walden Library after clearing your cache.
Here are the steps for searching for an article in Google Scholar. In this example we will look for the article:
- Smith, R. L., & Rose, A. D. (2011). Labor's Involvement in Workplace Education. Adult Learning, 22(1), 4-5.
1. On the Walden Library homepage, at the top of the page, click on Start Your Research.
2. In the left box, click on Google Scholar.
3. Enter the article title in the search box.
Note: Placing words in quotation marks, as demonstrated in this screenshot, tells Google Scholar to search for the words as a complete phrase, instead of as individual words.
4. Click the Search button.
5. Find your article in the results list.
6. Look for the Find@Walden link to the right of the article citation.
7. Click the Find@Walden link to access the full text. You may need to log in with your myWalden user name and password.
What if Google Scholar doesn't find the article?
If Google Scholar can't find the article, you may have an incorrect article title. Try searching for the article in the standard Google search engine to find the correct citation.
Video: Find an article by title in Google Scholar (2 min 38 sec)
Do you have other questions about Google Scholar? Ask a Librarian!