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Library Guide to Finding Articles

Finding an article via Google Scholar or PubMed

Google Scholar and PubMed are popular search engines for scholarly publications. While these resources are openly available on the web, the library has made customizations so each works with OneSearch to provide full text and other services from the library. Users may wish to access the UM customized versions to streamline their research experience.

Google Scholar

Use this link to be recognized as a UM user.

“Link to Article @UM” displays on a record when a match to a library collection is found.

Link to Article in Google Scholar

Please refer to the guide Google Scholar at University of Montana for alternate instructions on how to configure Google Scholar in the event the custom link above does not recognize you as a UM user and does not display the expected  "Link to Article @UM" links. The guide also offers instructions on creating a Google Scholar profile if of interest.

Note: The UM links in Google Scholar are updated once per week and are not live. As a result, the library system shows more current availability information.

Google Scholar is also available as an External Search from OneSearch. Clicking the link will transfer the keywords you entered in OneSearch and launch a search in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar External Search from OneSearch

Please see Google Scholar for other tips.


Use this link to be recognized as a UM user.

The maroon and white “University of Montana” button displays on all records regardless of the availability status at the library.

PubMed University of Montana full text link button

Note regarding publisher links

Google Scholar and PubMed may display direct links to publisher content, as shown in the examples below.

Publisher site link in Google Scholar

Publisher site link in PubMed

These links may not work for you, because:

  • The content is behind a paywall and the library does not have a subscription.
  • The library has a subscription, but you must be properly recognized by passing through UM authentication services.

Using the links to library full text described in detail above will help you to authenticate and find full text services.

EndNote Click

EndNote Click (formerly called Kopernio) is a free time-saving tool compatible with Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, and numerous other academic sites. It quickly retrieves PDFs from open access sources and library journal subscriptions.