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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

This guide provides students in the summer research programs with resources to complete their research.

Configure Google Scholar

While anyone can access Google Scholar from anywhere, we recommend that you access it either from the database page link (below), or you take the time to configure your profile. This makes it so that Google Scholar will prioritize results you have full text access to, and provide direct links to them as well.

Google Scholar is linked to the WVU Library holdings with Find it @WVU

  • WVU computers automatically link to WVU Library holdings
  • If you are not using a WVU computer (your own device or off-campus):
    • Use the settings (the gear) in Google Scholar
    • Edit Library links to include 
      • Open WorldCat - Library Search
      • West Virginia University Libraries - Find it @ WVU
  • If Full Text is not available
    • Use the Request: ILLiad button under "Request a copy of this item"
    • Login to ILLiad with your WVUID credentials
    • Enter submit at the foot of the pre-populated form to forward your request to Interlibrary Loan
    • Articles are normally provided in 24-48 hours (workdays) 
  • Use the same technique using the Find It @ WVU link in any Library database

Brief video demonstration of configuring your settings in Scholar