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Research Help Guide: Google Scholar

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Quick Summary: Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.*

The majority of sources will be behind pay-walls but you can configure Google Scholar (see below) to give you access to those resources that are part of TMU's collections. 


Instructions - Use Google Scholar to find articles

Google Scholar

If you love Google, Google Scholar can be an easy way to search for articles. You can use Google Scholar to search TMU’s databases. When searching at home, follow these instructions to ensure you have access to all resources available to the TMU community.

*You can only enable Google Scholar to access TMU databases and articles; you will be asked to log in using your TMU ID when your try to access these resources.

1. Under the Google Scholar Menu (top left), Click on Settings 




2. Next click on “Library Links” (On the left-hand side)



3. Type in Toronto Metropolitan University and click on the Toronto Metropolitan Library - Check TMU Libraries option.



Now you will have access  to all resources subscribed to by the TMU Libraries, but you will be asked to log-in with your TMU ID.