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Google Scholar Guide: My Library

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

Google Scholar's My Library feature allows you to save articles directly from the search results page, organize them by topic, and search the full-text from within your library. You can easily export your citations to a citation manager like Zotero or Mendeley

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

After you've created your Google account and logged into Google Scholar, you can access My Library by selecting "My Library" in the upper left corner of the Google Scholar homepage.  

You can organize your library by using Labels.

  1. In My Library, select the Manage Labels on the left hand side utton to create new labels.
  2. To add an article to a label, select the box next to the citation in your library, then click on the label icon to drop-down the Labels menu.
  3. From there, you can select your desired label. You can add multiple labels to any citation.