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Google Scholar Tips

Why Use It?

  • Use Google Scholar to search for open access academic journal articles.

Keep in Mind:

What is Unique to Scholar?  You can...

  • Click "Cited by" to see articles that cite the article you are looking at.
  • Click "Related articles" to find similar articles.
  • Click "All versions" to check if there is full-text access to a different version.

How Do You Know If You Have Access To Full Text?

  • PDF link is noted at right of search results.


More Google Scholar Search Tips

Even More Search Tips

Accessing Articles Behind a Paywall

Oak Park Public Library

  1. Hover over "Read, Listen, & Watch."
  2. Click "Can't Find an Item."
  3. Click "Request item with Clio."


Here is the direct link for you:  MAKE A REQUEST

  • Use an OPPL library card to log in. 
  • Fill out the interlibrary loan form as completely as you can.  Provide the DOI if possible.
  • Within roughly 48 hours, you should get your article emailed to you.


Google: "article title" open access pdf

Sometimes you will find the preprint, or the author has chosen to make their article public.