Searching the internet - Finding information - University of Derby

Searching the internet

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a version of the Google search engine that just searches for academic material. You can set preferences in Google Scholar so you can link to the full text for the journals we subscribe to. You will not be able to access the full text of everything you may find through Google Scholar.

  • Login using your UDo account. Always start with this link as that sets up Athens authentication which is needed to access the full text of journal articles
  • Go to and click on Settings from the top right hand side
  • Click on Library Links on the left, type in "derby" and search
  • Tick the box next to University of Derby - Check our e-journals a-z and the box next to University of Derby - ProQuest FullText. Make sure Open WorldCat (Library Search) is not ticked
  • Click on Save
  • Back at the Google Scholar search page, do a search for a particular subject as usual eg: "personal development"
  • On the results page you will see a link to Check our e-journals a-z next to some of the results. Click on this link to see if we have the journal available electronically
  • If the article is available, then you will be able to click on a link to find the full text

If you have any problems, then check the Help and Support section or ask at the Enquiry or Subject Information Desk in any of our libraries, or Contact us

Virtual Training Suite

A set of free internet tutorials are available to help you develop your research skills.

Websites for your subject

To help you use the internet, your Librarians and Lecturers have identified appropriate websites for your subject.

On the library web pages you will find a link to Finding Subject Information. Click on your appropriate subject. Then click on the Useful Websites tab for direct access to relevant websites (eg organisations, associations and government departments).




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