Last Updated: Sep 10, 2018 Views: 4
The UGA Libraries provide full-text access to many articles online, and the way that you can access them is by starting at the library homepage at libs.uga.edu. The easiest way to start a search for a specific article or a broader research topic is to type your keywords into the Multi-Search box in the middle of the page. Multi-Search searches the 100 largest databases out of the 600 total databases that we subscribe to, so while it doesn't search all of our holdings, this search is a great way to get started with your research.
You'll also notice on the Libraries homepage that we have a Google Scholar search engine. Most of our students are familiar with Google Scholar, but using the version on the library homepage allows you to access many more of these articles for free by verifying that you're accessing it as a UGA student.
There are a few other ways to access articles online for free, and these are the easiest strategies. You might also want to find your course guide on this page to find the subject librarian who can provide you with more in-depth research help. These guides also contain lists of databases that might not be included in Multi-Search, and they're worth looking over.
Lastly, if you ever have trouble finding a specific article or retrieving results for a project, feel free to chat with us or to send us an email. We're always available to help you find it or to help you submit an Interlibrary Loan request for articles that we don't own.
In short: you should never have to pay for articles while you're a UGA student! We're always happy to help.