Answered By: Maria Power
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020     Views: 810

If you like using Google Scholar, it can be very helpful to adjust your settings to include Concordia University Libraries. That way, if you find an article in Google Scholar, it'll show you if we have access to the article! If you'd prefer, you can also watch a video version of these instructions or scroll down for screenshots that describe the process in further detail.

Follow these steps to set up Google Scholar to link to articles in the Concordia catalog:

  1. Navigate to Google Scholar and sign in to your Google account if you'd like to save this setting.
  2. Click the navigation menu icon to open the navigation menu.
  3. Click the Settings icon.
  4. Click on the "Library links" link from the menu
  5. Type "Concordia University Portland" into the search box that appears
  6. Click on the "Search" button or press Enter on your keyboard.
  7. Check the box to the left of "Concordia University (Portland) Libraries - Find @Concordia Portland."
  8. Click on the "Save" button.

When you finish, you'll be sent back to the main Google Scholar page, and you can start searching! If an article is available from one of Concordia's databases, a link will appear in the right side of the results that says "Find @Concordia Portland."

Step-by-step instructions with screenshots

Step 1: Before you get started, navigate to Google Scholar and log in with your Google account.

Step 2:  In the top left corner, click the icon that looks like three horizontal bars to open the navigation menu.

Google Scholar homepage with arrow indicating menu

Step 3: From the navigation menu, select the gear-shaped settings icon. This will open your settings.

Google Scholar navigation menu with arrow indicating settings icon

Step 4: In the settings menu, click on "Library links." A search box will appear at the top of the page.

Google Scholar settings page with arrow indicating link to "library links"

Step 5: Type the words "Concordia University Portland" in the search box and press the "Enter" key or magnifying glass icon.

Step 6: Click the checkbox next to "Concordia University (Portland) Libraries - Find @ Concordia Portland"

Google Scholar library links page with search box

Step 7: Click the "Save" button to save your selection.

Google scholar library links page with box around 'Save' button

When you finish, you'll be sent back to the main Google Scholar page, and you can start searching! If an article is available from one of Concordia's databases, a link will appear in the right side of the results that says "Find @Concordia Portland." Clicking on "Find @ Concordia Portland" will direct you to the article record in the library catalog, where links to the full-text are available.

Google Scholar library links step 5 screenshot

 

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