Linking to Google Scholar


Welcome to the George Mason University Libraries tutorial on linking library resources to Google Scholar. This tutorial will show you how to link the resources we have here at GMU and to search even more articles in Google Scholar.

Linking to Google Scholar

First navigate to Google Scholar, available at

  1. From the front page of Google Scholar, you can either sign in to your Google Account (in the upper righthand corner) to save your settings, or leave the page as is (for example if you were in a public space and do not wish to sign into your Google Account).

    Google Scholar Front Page
  2. Next, click on 'Settings' in the upper right hand corner of the page.

    Settings link Circled in Google Scholar
  3. Click on 'Library Links' located on the left side of the page.

    Library Links Circled on Left Hand Menu
  4. Enter 'George Mason' in the main search box on this page.

    George Mason Typed in the Main Search Box
  5. Check the boxes that appear below the search box.

    Boxes Checked for George Mason Under Search Results
  6. Click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.

    Save button Circled at the Bottom of the Page
  7. Enter your search terms. For example: academic libraries. The results will include links to Mason Libraries' resources.

    Results that Include Articles from the University Libraries

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Additional Questions and Help

If you have trouble or questions about linking to Google Scholar, ask a librarian for more help.

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Linking to Google Scholar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.