Answered By: Katie Leahy
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2023     Views: 164

If you have discovered an article on Google Scholar that you would like to see if it is available through the Bentley Library, your first next step will depend on if you are on-campus or off-campus:

On-campus users: 

  • If the article is available via one of the Bentley Library's databases, or is freely available online, you will see a link in the right hand margin of the page. "Full-text @ Bentley" links will connect you to the article in one of the Bentley Library's databases.

Image of Google Scholar Results with "Access @ Bentley Library" link.

Off-campus users:

  • Did you initially access Google Scholar using the Google Scholar link provided on the Bentley Library's Databases A to Z listing? If you use this link, you will be authenticated as a Bentley user and will see "Access @ Bentley Library" links to articles when this article may be available via one of the Bentley Library databases. You can also use our directions on how to Configure Remote Access to Google Scholar to have these links be made available without using the link from the Bentley Library website each time.
  • When using a "Access @ Bentley Library" link from off-campus, you may need to log in with your Bentley email address and network password before being brought to the article page in the database.

If you do not see the "Access @ Bentley Library" link, if the document is not freely available online, or if the link does not work:

  • Search the journal or other periodical title in the Journal Search.

The Journal Search will allow you to find out if that journal, magazine, or newspaper is available online through one of our Bentley Library databases. If available, a link to that publication in the database as well as the dates of full text coverage will be available and you can then search directly in the database to check if the article is there.

  • Ask for help from a Reference Librarian!

The reference librarians who staff the reference desk are here to help if you're trying to locate an item for your research. We can double check to see if that item is available in any of our collections and can let you know what next steps might be. See our Research Help page for our hours and contact information. 

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