Health Sciences Libraries

Bio-Medical Library

Google Scholar

To Search Google Scholar:

  • Start on the Bio-Medical Library's web site and use the Quicklink to get into Google Scholar. This will guarantee that you will be able to connect to the full-text of articles from the Find It link.
  • Once you are in Google Schoar, click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand side of the screen and select Settings
  • On the left click on Library Links and make sure the box for University of Minnesota - Find It is checked. This will allow you to link to full text options at the U of M Libraries.


  • Be sure to click on Save when finished
  • Under Search Results, go to the Bibliography Manager settings and select Show links to import citations into  and select RefWorks.

Google Scholar is looking for your exact word or phrase within the full-text of a resource (such as an article, book chapter, report). You are limited to certain commands within Google for running your search. Starting on the Advanced Search screen can be helpful for starting your search.

Here's an example of the Advanced Search screen in Google Scholar. Let's say you wanted to find articles about using nets or netting to prevent malaria in sub-saharan Africa:


Here's what results in Google Scholar look like: