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ENGL 202A: Effective Writing in the Social Sciences

Professor Gerritsen

General Databases for Social Science Research

Google Scholar

When searching Google Scholar from home, manage scholar settings so that you are recognized as a Penn State student:

  1. click on the link to SETTINGS in the upper right of the Google Scholar search page (gear icon)
  2. click on LIBRARY LINKS in the left margin
  3. enter Pennsylvania State University and click on the search icon
  4. when "Pennsylvania State University" appears, place a check in the box preceding it and click on SAVE

After searching in Google Scholar, use the Get it! @ Penn State link to access full text journal articles.

This brief screencast demonstrates the steps.

Specialized Databases