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Customizing Your Google Scholar Settings to Link to Fulltext at Drexel

October 10, 2013

A few simple steps can make all the difference in connecting search results to full text, exporting citations to RefWorks or EndNote and best of all - SAVING TIME!

It's great that GoogleScholar settings can be saved by a cookie in your browser without requiring that you sign into a personal Google/Gmail account.

Go to:

Look for the 'gear' icon that says 'Settings' - it might be hidden.

Screenshot of GoogleScholarScreen showing the settings area


From the 'Settings/Search results' page, scroll to the bottom to choose the citation management service you use. If this is new to you, we recommend that you start out with a EndNote account for organizing your citations and generating bibliographies automatically. More about EndNote available here.

Screenshot of GoogleScholar screen showing how to change citation manager services

Be sure to 'Save' your selection. Then choose the 'Library Links' menu option at the upper right of the screen.

A screenshot of google scholar search results with a list of resources 

Look up 'Drexel University' and then check it as a selected option. This will permit the citations you retrieve to show links to fulltext in the Drexel Libraries collection. A second worthwhile look-up for 'Worldcat' is a good idea as well. The free online worldcat collection shows links to books in the collections of most North American libraries.