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Using Google Scholar Off-Campus

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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.

Endnote™ Citation Management Software at UB

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Did you know that the UB Libraries provide EndNote citation management software to UB’s academic community? EndNote™ helps you organize bibliographic references to journal articles, book chapters, Web sites and other information sources. 

Watch the video below to learn more about EndNote, then head on over to to get started!

Start the research process with Research Tips!

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The Research Tips site is an online guide designed to help you perform research in the University at Buffalo Libraries. This guide will help you understand basic research skills including how to:

  • select a topic
  • locate books and periodicals
  • locate full-text articles
  • evaluate resources
  • cite sources

This guide is designed to help you with the research process from start to finish, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a librarian. Contact us via email, chat, phone, text, or in-person. We look forward to working with you!

UB Alumni Library Privileges

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Congrats to all of our recent University at Buffalo graduates!

All alumni are given library borrowing privileges provided they are current members of the UB Alumni Association.  Bring your UB Alumni membership ID to any library circulation desk to receive your Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card, which will allow you to borrow up to 25 items and provides you with in-library access to article databases and electronic journals. UB Alumni Association members can also access JSTOR, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition and Business Source Alumni Edition  databases from off-campus as part of their Members-only Benefits. Members should contact the UB Alumni Association for log-in information.

If you are not currently affiliated with the University at Buffalo, you are unable to access our databases from outside the library. However, if you are a New York State resident, you can access databases freely through the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the New York State Library’s NOVELNY, and the New York Public Library. For details, check out our Off-campus Access to Databases for NYS Residents page.