Library Support<br /><br />Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Facilitating library access to scholarly texts brings us one step closer to this goal. We're thankful to the libraries and librarians who make it possible.<br /><br />We provide two ways to make it easier for your patrons to access the electronic and print resources in your library when they're using Google Scholar.<br /><br />Library Links<br /><br />Library links are article-level links to subscription full text for patrons affiliated with a library. This program works best for electronic resources, such as journal and conference articles.<br /><br />To sign up, you'll need an OpenURL-compatible link resolver, such as SFX from Ex Libris, 360 Link from Serials Solutions, LinkSource from EBSCO, or WebBridge from Innovative Interfaces. We also support several smaller vendors and regional products. Please contact the vendor of your link resolver to get included in Google Scholar.<br /><br />The vendor will normally ask you to fill a registration form that contains your subscriber IPs and the text of the link. They will then augment this information with your electronic holdings, and make this data available to our automatic indexing system. Your links should appear in Google Scholar within a week or two from the time the vendor makes your data available to our search robots.<br /><br />Please also contact your vendor if you need to make changes to your registration, or to remove it entirely. E.g., if you're moving to a different product, you will need to ask the old vendor to remove your old record, and ask the new vendor to add a new record for you. Once the vendor makes a change at their end, our automatic update process should normally pick it up within a week or two.<br /><br />Library Search<br /><br />Library search offers links to book catalogs where the patron can check local availability of a book, or request a library loan. This program works best for print resources, such as textbooks and monographs.<br /><br />To sign up, you'll need to participate in a union catalog, such as OCLC's Open WorldCat. We also work with many other national and regional union catalogs.<br /><br />Participating union catalogs make their bibliographic records available to our automatic indexing system. We index these records and link to the union catalog pages, which, in turn, normally link to the catalog of your library.<br /><br />You don't need to register with us for library search. We link to union catalogs, and the union catalogs link to individual library collections. Please contact your union catalog if you have questions about library search.
Activities for students?
Nice examples to use in our own libguide
"mashup" will help you find data that has been crunched by journalists
Typing intext:[keyword] might be Google’s least-known search operations, but it’s one of Russell’s favorites. It forces the search term to be in the body of the website. So if you type:
intext:”San Antonio” intext:Alamo
It forces Google to show results with the phrase “San Antonio” and the word Alamo. You won’t get results that are missing either search term.
intext: If you want to force Google to include an exact word or phrase in all your search results, use intext:
What if you’re curious about search terms that are near each other on a website? [keyword] AROUND(n) [keyword] is incredibly handy for finding related terms such as “Jerry Brown” near “Tea Party.” (“n” is the number of words near the search terms.) Typing “Jerry Brown” AROUND(3) “Tea Party” will show you all the websites where the phrase “Jerry Brown” was mentioned within three words of “Tea Party.”
omputer-savvy journalists create interactive maps of public data. Searching for the term “mashup” and the issue you’re interested in will show you what’s already been published and might give you some good ideas.
If you’re looking for a part of a machine or gadget but don’t know the name of it, try including the term “diagram” in your search. A search for “bicycle diagram” gives you tons of images with parts:
Visit Google.com/history to search your past searches. Handy if you vaguely remember a search but forgot the details
Extensions that are searchable in google filetype