How can I get to full text from Google or Google Scholar?
There are two ways to get full text from Harvard databases through Google Scholar:
1. Set up Google Scholar to search Harvard databases. Go to the Google Scholar page. At the top of the page you will see a link to Settings. Go to Library Links and type in Harvard. Select Harvard University - Try Harvard Library. Save your preferences. To have your preferences saved for the next time you use Google Scholar, make sure to sign in with your Google account.
2. Use Google Scholar through the Harvard Libraries' web page. All of the articles will have a "Try Harvard Library" button next to them that will link you to full text if it is available through Harvard.
- Ask a Librarian, including chat and email, will be suspended from Saturday, May 26 through Monday May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Questions received during this period will be answered beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2023.
- If you're experiencing an ongoing technical issue when you attempt to access library materials with your HarvardKey during these times, please report it to Library Technology Services.
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm
Chat is intended for brief inquiries from the Harvard community.
Reach out to librarians and other reference specialists by email using our online form. We usually respond within 24 hours Monday through Friday.
Talk to a librarian for advice on defining your topic, developing your research strategy, and locating and using sources. Make an appointment now.
These services are intended primarily for Harvard University faculty, staff and students. If you are not affiliated with Harvard, please use these services only to request information about the Library and its collections.