Using Google Scholar @Mason


Welcome to the George Mason University Libraries tutorial on linking Google Scholar resources to the Mason Libraries' collection. This tutorial will show you how to set up Library Links in Google Scholar.

Linking to Google Scholar

Go to Google Scholar, at to get started. Sign in to your Google Account (upper right corner) if you'd like to save your settings.

  1. Click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner of the page.

    Three Horizontal Lines Link Circled on Front page
  2. Click 'Settings.'

    Settings Link Circled on Menu
  3. Click 'Library Links.'

    Library Links Circled on Left Hand Side of Page
  4. 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
  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. 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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Creative Commons License

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