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Study Abroad Resources: Access from Abroad

This is a guide to Library Resources for Princeton students going abroad

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

  • Indexes scholarly literature
  • Works with Findit@PUL: Use VPN to access restricted full-text
  • Set preferences for full-text access
  • Advanced search allows discipline, author, date, and other searches

More scholarly articles in journals and newspapers can be found in subject specific database.

Google Books

Google Book Search
allows you to download PDF files of entire books if they are out of copyright (or if the publisher has opted to allow it).

Search options:

 Option 1:  Search Princeton's Main Catalog and look for the Google link which may appear and lead you to text

 Option 2:  Search directly from Google Book Search

Some features in Google Book Search:

• Find it in a Library – similar to the Library Search function in Google Scholar. Google Books links to WorldCat where one can search by zip code to locate a copy in the nearest library.

• Search in this book – allows the user to search within the book they have selected

• About this book – provides citation information (complete title, ISBN and subject headings)



Worldcat is the world's largest combined library catalog, listing over 1 billion items in 10,000 libraries, including materials in the Princeton University Library.  Also included are 30 million journal and magazine articles from the ArticleFirst (general and multidisciplinary), ERIC (education), Medline (medical) and GPO (US government) databases. shows which nearby libraries own a particular item, and lets you generate or export citations, add your own notes or reviews, and save items in personalized lists.

More Google Search Options

  • Google U.S. Government Search
    Search all US government sites.
  • Intergovernmental Organization Search Engine
    Searches across hundreds of intergovernmental organizations.