Google Scholar can be a useful source for research and is appealing for the familiar Google search box, but keep in mind it has some limitations:
Google Scholar features:
When you find an article through Google Scholar but are unable to access the full text for free follow these steps to see if you have access through the library.
1. Get the article's citation information (i.e., journal title, volume/issue number, and date)
2. Go to the library's website at utopia.ut.edu
3. Open the Ejournals link
4. Search in Ejournals by the exact journal title in which the article appears
5. Find the specific journal in the results (If no results appear this means that the library does not subscribe to that journal. You may submit an Interlibrary Loan request to borrow the article from another library)
6. One journal may be available through multiple databases with varying ranges of date coverage. For example:
7. Find the database which includes the journal for the date the article was published
8. Click on the database link. It will open up the database and specifically link to that journal.
9. Find the date then the volume and issue of the article. It will open up all articles included within that issue. Find the title of the article to access the full text.