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Google Scholar @ NMSU

Why link Google Scholar to the NMSU Library?

Google Scholar is a search engine that provides articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and scholarly articles posted on the web. If you set up your device to reflect NMSU library’s holdings, it also provides links to full-text articles to which the University Library System subscribes or to articles made freely available by the publisher Finally, Scholar provides citations along with abstracts of the article if it is protected by copyright.





  • Easy to use; is very similar to Google web search
  • Search by cited feature
  • Ranking of results
  • Citation information provided
  • Search many different types of information; technical reports, preprints, societal publications
  • Full-text if available


  • Full-text not always available
  • Must search NMSU Catalog if off campus and not using the VPN
  • Uneven coverage in social sciences, better for hard sciences
  • Can’t limit to scholarly publications only
  • Few options to limit or narrow search results