100 Colleges Sign Up With Google to Speed Access to Library Resources

More than 100 colleges and universities have arranged to give people using the Google Scholar search engine on their campuses more-direct access to library materials.

Google Scholar is a free tool that searches scholarly materials on the Web and in academic databases (http://scholar.google.com).

The new arrangements essentially let Google know which online databases the colleges subscribe to, as well as what is in their library catalogs, so that Google Scholar can point users to