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Google Scholar Guide: Library Links

A guide on using Google Scholar to effectively conduct your research.

In order to use Library Links and other personalized features of Google Scholar, you will need to create a Google account. You can do so here

Before you begin your search, you will  want to set up your Library Links. Google  Scholar allows you to connect your search results to your library's holdings through  EZproxy, so that you can access the full  text of articles made available by your  institutional subscriptions.

How to get there: From the Google Scholar Homepage, you will click on the dropdown menu symbol in the upper-left corner. In the dropdown menu, select Settings. In Settings, there is an option for Library Links on the left-hand side. You will then enter your library's name in the search box, and press the magnifying glass to search. Select your library when it appears.

This ensures that your search results will include links to the databases in your collection that have full text copies of the articles you discover. For example: 

The link to "FDU Journal Holdings" will take you from Google Scholar to the full text options for this article in our Journal Locator tool. 

Please note: If you are on campus using FDU WiFi, you should automatically be linked to library holdings. However, if you are off campus or in an area with a weak campus Wifi connection, you have to set up Library Links to see links to FDU library holdings.