The Find@UVA button is already included in almost all of our databases, plus Google Scholar, and allows you to easily access materials through the UVA Library’s collections.
Access to materials is often spread across several different platforms and the Find@UVA button is one way to streamline the process of going from the item you need to the platform you can download it from.
Here are a few examples of what the Find@UVA button looks like:
On Google Scholar:
In the database Academic Search Complete:
In the databases Web of Science:
When you find an item that you don’t have access to, you can click on the Find@UVA button. It will automatically search the UVA Library for that item in the collection.
If the item is available, you will find a landing page that offers links to various resources and databases where you can find the item.
The Find@UVA button will show you that as well.
The Find@UVA button also includes a link to InterLibrary Loan (ILL) where you can request a copy of the item you need.
This is a great way to request materials through ILL seamlessly since the link will take you to ILL and it will also fill out the request form for you, including detailed citation information.
Go to scholar.google.com and go into your settings in the upper left-hand corner of the page.
Under settings, you’ll find a “Library Links” option. That page has a search bar.
If you search for “University of Virginia” you’ll be able to select it using the check box on the left.
Once that’s selected, the Find@UVA option will appear on Google Scholar.