To use Google Scholar on campus, you simply go to http://scholar.google.com/ and start searching. Your search results will include articles that you, as an MTSU affiliate, can access for free, as well as materials to which we are not subscribed. To check for access, look for a link to Full Text at MTSU to the side of the citation.
Or you may see Check MTSU Library below the citation. This will allow to look for other means of access, including print access in the library.
If you are searching off-campus, you will need to set your Scholar Preferences from the top right corner of the screen.
Search for Middle Tennessee State University and check all of the resulting boxes. This will allow you to log in to access the articles that require an MTSU affiliation.
So there you have it! You can get (much of) the good stuff while feeling like you're bucking the system. And the next time your librarian tells you that you can't Google your way to quality sources, you can smile knowingly at the truth.