Google Scholar is an easy-to-use, web-based database that indexes and searches peer-reviewed journal articles, books, theses, pre-prints, and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
When you search Google Scholar from on the UB campus it recognizes that you are entitled by licensing agreements to view full-text articles. If you are a current member of the UB community and using Google Scholar from off-network, you need to complete the following steps:
- Go to Google Scholar and click on Settings in the upper-right corner
- This should bring you to the Scholar Settings page
- On the left side bar, click on Library Links
- Type University at Buffalo in the search box; click Search
- A result list should appear under the search box; select University at Buffalo
- Click Save
- Start searching
- When you link to a full text article from off-campus you will be presented with a log-in screen. Log-in with your UBIT name and password.
Keep in mind, that although Google Scholar is a great starting point for your research, it should not replace the library catalog or subject-specific databases available to you through the UB Libraries.