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 the three horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner of the page.

    Three Horizontal Lines Link Circled on Front page
  3. Click on 'Settings' from the menu that appears.

    Settings Link Circled on Menu
  4. Click on 'Library Links' on the left hand side of the page.

    Library Links Circled on Left Hand Side of Page
  5. Type 'George Mason' in the search box and search. Sometimes 'George Mason University' links (Full-Text @Mason, and Find It @GM) are already listed and checked. If this is the case, no further action is needed - Google Scholar is already linked to the library. Skip to the last step in this tutorial to see sample search results.

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

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

    Save button Circled at the Bottom of the Page
  8. From the front page of Google Scholar, enter your search terms. For example: 'academic libraries.' The results will include links to Mason Libraries' resources. Click on the 'Full Text @ Mason' links to view the full text of the articles available.

    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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