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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 http://library.buffalo.edu/help/endnote/ 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!

Celebrate Summer with Festival Food and Fun!

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[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]

There are so many ways to enjoy summer in Buffalo.  Here are several weekend festivals that take place every year to get you started!

Taste of Buffalo

  • Saturday July 12th – Sunday July 13th
  • At Delaware Avenue, from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square

Each restaurant booth offers “taste-sized” portions of several dishes for a low price.  There will be music at Niagara Square including bands, DJs, and karaoke!

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

  • Saturday August 23rd – Sunday August 24th
  • At Elmwood Avenue

Local artists showcase their talents and sell their wares.  The festival features live music, artistic performances, a dance tent, environmental showcases, and great food!

National Buffalo Wing Festival

  • Saturday August 30th – Sunday August 31st
  • At Coca-Cola Field, in downtown Buffalo

Buffalo wings galore!  There will be multiple wing eating contests, the Miss Buffalo Wing pageant, Hall of Flame inductions and more!

Interested in cultural celebrations?  Here are the dates for some of the cultural festivals taking place this summer, all featuring traditional food and entertainment.

{Image Source: Taste of buffalo 2008, CC BY-SA 3.0, JBona on Wikimedia Commons}