Library 101: Using Google Scholar

Welcome to Library 101! In this series, the Libraries will be providing you with helpful information about the valuable services and resources we offer. This week’s post will help you make better use of the Libraries’ resources with a search engine many of you are already using: Google Scholar!

In case you didn’t know, there are two quick changes you can make to your settings in Google Scholar which will allow you to access NYU’s subscriptions and more easily manage the information you find.

To make this change, click the “Settings” gear near the top of the screen. This will take you to your “Scholar Settings,” and you’ll find a “Library Links” option to click.

There, you should search “New York University” in the search box and put a check beside the “New York University Libraries— GetIt@NYU” option.

Next, click on the “Search Results” option to find the “Bibliography Manager” choices and choose a citation manager such as RefWorks or Endnote. Finally, click the “Save preferences” button at the bottom of your screen.

Now, when you search Google Scholar, you’ll always see a “GetIt@NYU” link, which allows you to take advantage of NYU Libraries’ full-text journal subscriptions just like you do when searching any of our library databases. You’ll also see an “Import into RefWorks” or “Import into EndNote” link by each item in your results list.

Happy searching!