Configuring Google Scholar for the Montante Family Library at D’Youville College

Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, and technical reports.

Computers on campus will automatically show links for full text from the library.

Off campus users will have to let Google Scholar know what school to link to in order to get full text articles from our library.

Select the link below to go straight to the configuration screen (it will automatically fill in our library name):

Full Text @ DYC

Make sure that you select save from this screen before continuing your search.


If you are off-campus you may also go straight to Google Scholar. From the main screen you must select the “Settings Icon”. 


At the next screen you must select “library links” and then search for “dyouville” (do not enter the apostrophe).


Look for the “Full Text @ DYC Library” links to access the full text of articles from the library.


Please Note: You will be asked for your DYC login to see the full text if you are off-campus.


"In her gorgeous second collection, Mary Szybist blends traditional and experimental aesthetics to recast the myth of the Biblical Mary for this era. In vulnerable lyrics, surprising concrete poems, and other forms, and with extraordinary sympathy and a light touch of humor, Szybist probes the nuances of love, loss, and the struggle for religious faith in a world that seems to argue against it. This is a religious book for nonbelievers, or a book of necessary doubts for the faithful." (read more of review)2013

2013 National Book Award Winner, Poetry

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The unwinding : an inner history of the new America

"The New Yorker writer George Packer strives for crazy heights—weaving a crisscross narrative of post-meltdown dreams and nightmares in the style of John dos Passos’USA Trilogy—and, remarkably, he succeeds. His chronicles of the Iraq war, superb though they were, put on hold the literary ambitions unfurled in his 2001 family-memoir cum political history, Blood of the Liberals, but The Unwinding marks a return, plus some.” (read more of review)

From Slate Staff Picks for 2013

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"Humor, tragedy and beautiful writing mark this series of stories chronicling events in the first three decades or so of professional bird-watcher Nathan Lochmueller’s life. Here’s a good example of his prose, in which Lochmueller compares the ovenbird with the Kentucky warbler: "The Kentucky warbler is more sadistic [than the ovenbird]. She doesn’t feign injury, but she leads you away from the nest until you are ankle deep in mud or rattlesnakes or both." The cumulative effect of these stories is the realization that although we don’t always get what we want, we somehow end up wanting the things we’ve gotten. Hey, isn’t there a Rolling Stones song that says much the same thing?"

Review from NPR’s Best Books of 2013

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Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield


The Nation’s national security correspondent surgically exposes how the War on Terror is actually conducted: secret prisons, torture, extralegal assassinations, drone surveillance and warfare, gamesmanship with corrupt regimes. Neither the U.S. military nor the Bush and Obama administrations come off looking good here… Scahill produces a masterwork of investigative journalism that offers a bleak, chilling vision of our militarized future.” (Read full review)

from Publishers Weekly Best Books 2013

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Thank You For Your Service


In this sequel to “The Good Soldiers,” his 2009 account of an American infantry battalion at war in Iraq, David Finkel attends to what he calls the “after war.” His concern is with the soldiers who return from the war zone bearing wounds — and with the loved ones on whom those wounds also become imprinted. Above all, Finkel, an editor at The Washington Post, is concerned with wounds that may not be fully visible: post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and related conditions. (read more of review)

From the Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2013

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The Flamethrowers

Radical politics, avant-garde art and motorcycle racing all spring to life in Kushner’s radiant novel of the 1970s, in which a young woman moves to New York to become an artist, only to wind up involved in the revolutionary protest movement that shook Italy in those years.” (read more of review)

From New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013.

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Tenth of December

"One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet.” (read more of review)

from Amazon Editors’ Top 20 Picks for the Best Books of 2013.

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TOMS RIVER: A Story of Science and Salvation

"An award-winning science journalist exposes how corporate interests and corrupt politicians almost turned a quiet, suburban New Jersey beach community into a toxic wasteland." (read more of review)

from Best Non Fiction of 2013 Kirkus Reviews.

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We Need New Names


"A loosely concatenated novel in which Darling, the main character and narrator of the story, moves from her traditional life in Zimbabwe to a much less traditional one in the States…" (read more of review)

from Best Fiction 2013, Kirkus Reviews. 

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