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Google™ Scholar Increases Access to UD Library Resources

    

    The University of Delaware Library announces that the recent availability of the commercial product called Google™ Scholar will improve access to materials in the Library.

    Using Google™ Scholar will provide seamless access to licensed data bases which the Library is providing, as well as information about physical items in the Library's collection.

    Google™ Scholar is a newly released beta test system by Google™ which enables users to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports covering a number of broad areas of scholarly inquiry. The service is new and so far incorporates material from journals such as Nature, and publishers such as the Association for Computing Machinery, as well as many other academic, technical, and scientific publishers. Bibliographic information is added to Google™ Scholar daily from library catalogs from around the world including from DELCAT supplied by OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center).

    Google™ Scholar is being recognized by libraries and researchers across the country as an additional means of facilitating the research process.

    "It is important to recognize that University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff are able to immediately view thousands of entire articles found in Google™ Scholar because the University of Delaware Library subscribes to, pays for, and licenses access to thousands of electronic journals that are included in Google™ Scholar," observed Susan Brynteson, the May Morris Director of Libraries. Users who are not accessing the Internet through the University of Delaware network may only see a request to purchase that article and not have seamless and no-charge access to the entire article. For this reason, it is important that users configure the UD Web Proxy or "Proxify" button on their browser toolbar.

    Google™ Scholar can be accessed at:

[scholar.google.com]

    For more information on the UD Web Proxy and how to set it up, go to:

[www.udel.edu/topics/connect/webproxy]

    The University of Delaware Library, through the Databases and Electronic Journals web pages, provides access to many more online full-text articles than are included in Google™ Scholar.


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