Let me say it again, DO NOT PAY TO VIEW FULL-TEXT ARTICLES!
The library provides access to THOUSANDS of scholarly articles which have already been paid for by the library or the state. You pay no additional cost to view these articles.
If there is a very specific article that you absolutely need and we don't have, please talk to a librarian. In most cases, we can track down the article for you from another library!
Here are some important things to know about Google Scholar:
1. Google Scholar often links you to a summary or a preview of an article. Learn to identify when you are looking at an article "snippet" rather than a full article -- it's not always obvious.
2. If the full text of the article isn't shown, the web site may require you to pay for access. See column to the left. :-)
3. Google Scholar is much, much more effective if you use the Advanced Search feature.
4. You can link Google Scholar to Valencia's library so that when you search, you will get links to Valencia's library if we have the article that's listed.