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      About GoogleScholar™ @ the Library of the University of Pretoria
 
   
  Through GoogleScholar you can now not only access scholarly articles published on the World Wide Web, but also access valuable information resources to which the Library of the University of Pretoria subscribes - all from a single searchable point.

GoogleScholar™ provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources, e.g. the University of Pretoria library catalogue, databases, electronic full text journals, theses, articles, web pages worldwide, etc.

   
    Accessing GoogleScholar
   
  1. Go to http://0-scholar.google.co.za.innopac.up.ac.za/ (or click on the URL), or click on the GoogleScholar™-image to the right of the screen, which is displayed on each of the web pages of the library.
2. When prompted for a password, please use your surname and student or personnel nr. For problem free access, please register with the library at the beginning of each year.
3.
For more help on searching with GoogleScholar, use the Google Cheat Sheet.

 
    Access full text articles to which the library subscribes via GoogleScholar
   
  1. From the list of results, look out for SFX@UP next to the title.
2. Click on the SFX@UP link.
3. Select a publisher, and click on Go.
 
   
    Access books from our library catalogue via GoogleScholar
   
  1. From the list of results, lookout for Library Search at the bottom of the reference.
2. Click on the Library Search link.
3. At Enter Local Information, type south africa
4. Click on Go.
5. A list of libraries will be displayed. Search for University of Pretoria.
6. Click on the Book link. Library catalogue information for the specific book will now be displayed.
7. Links to Google Books have recently been added to GoogleScholar.
 
  Advanced Search with GoogleScholar
   
  Use Advanced Scholar Search to limit your search according to a specific title, phrase, author, journal title, subject area, etc.

For more help on searching with GoogleScholar, use the Google Cheat Sheet.

   
    Scholar Preferences for Distance Users
   
  1. Click on Scholar Preferences on the right hand side of the GoogleScholar search box.
2. Select  your library by checking the box to the left of the name of the library.
3. Select Open WorldCat for books.
4. You can also set your Scholar Preferences to display links to other libraries to which you have access. (Find Library)
5. It will only be possible to select libraries which have been linked up to GoogleScholar.
6. Click on Save Preferences (top or bottom of page)
7. You will automatically return to the GoogleScholar search box.
8. Start searching.
 

 

  Accessing and downloading articles from GoogleScholar™ on campus are free of charge - no fees will be deducted from your Internet account. When accessing articles from home, normal Internet connection costs apply.
   
    Help
   
  For more help on how to use GoogleScholar™, please contact your Information Specialist or send a query to Ask a Librarian.
   
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