Using Google Scholar @Mason

Last Updated: 10 May, 2021 | Provide Feedback


Welcome to the George Mason University Libraries tutorial on linking Google Scholar resources to the Mason Libraries' collection. In this tutorial, you will learn how to link Google Scholar to Mason Library resources.

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.

    Click on the hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner
  2. Click 'Settings.'

    Screenshot of settings in the menu
  3. Click 'Library Links.'

    Library Links Circled on Left Hand Side of Page
  4. Type 'George Mason' in the search box and click the search button.
    Note: Sometimes George Mason University links (Full-Text @Mason) 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 and click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.

    Boxes Checked for George Mason Under Search Results
  6. 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

Get Help

If you have questions or need more help try Ask a Librarian or explore the subject guide for your discipline.

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