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.


Scholar Settings

  • 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 your preferred citation manager.

Scholar Settings - Bibliography Manager

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.

Advanced search menu link

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:

Advanced search


Here's what results in Google Scholar look like:


Click on the Import into RefWorks link to move a citation into your RefWorks account.

To look for full text click on the FindIt@U of M Twin Cities link on the right hand side of the page.






Subject Specialist

Bio-Medical Library Reference Desk

2nd Floor Diehl Hall
(612) 626-3260