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What Google Scholar is, and how to configure to use off campus

Using Google Scholar

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Configuring Google Scholar and Additional Features

Google Scholar: 

On-Campus? Google Scholar will automatically display links for access to the full text of search results.

Off Campus? Set Scholar Settings (From , click on the Menu icon in the upper left corner and select "Settings") to configure Google Scholar to access UConn resources and enable exporting of citations to RefWorks.

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google menu with settings highlighted

If you do not see the word Settings, look for the cog icon. 

Select Library Links from the Scholar Settings menu.

library links button on google scholar

  • Below the "Show library access links" 
    • enter UConn in search box and check the box next to  "UConn - UConnFullText"
    • check the box next to  "Open WorldCat - Library Search"

UConn Law affiliates: check boxes for UConn Law - UConn Law Links and UConn - UConnFullText
UConn Health Center affiliates: check the box for LM Stowe Library at UConn Health (not UConnFullText - UConn Health's authentication is not interoperable with UConn's NetID)

google scholar links for uconn libraries

Click SAVE to keep your changes.  save settings

Bibliography Managers (Optional)

To show links to import citations into selected bibliography managers:

From the Scholar Settings page, scroll down the page to Bibliography Manager.

google scholar menu with settings highlighted

  • under Bibliography Manager

Select "Show links to import citations into RefWorks. Other tools available are BibTeX, RefMan and EndNote.

google scholar bibliography manager

Click SAVE to keep your changessave

You can also export citations directly from the Cite screen.

Results in Google Scholar will be displayed with one of several notations:

UConnFullText[PDF][HTML][DOC] - or have no notation at all.

If a notation is displayed, click the link to access the full text.  

google scholar uconn full text link

If no notation is displayed, click on the double arrows ">>" under the citation to display UConn Full Text

no full text using google scholar

UConn Full Text may provide ways to access to the article, OR a link to request a copy through Interlibrary Services if we do not have online access.

If the access link does not work, or if there is no link, take your request directly to Interlibrary Services. This service obtains scans or loans of materials from other libraries, and is available without charge to UConn faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

NOTE: links to non-UConn resources may inform you that you will have to pay to see the full text. Don't pay! You can generally obtain any Google Scholar result free through the UConn Library's sources, such as databasesUConn WorldCatthe Library's General Search or by ordering the paper, article, thesis, book, etc. from Interlibrary Services. 

The Cited by link under the Google Scholar citation is another way to expand your search and find more relevant articles.  When you click on the Cited by link, you will find other publications that cite the article. 

google scholar cited by

You can also search within the publications that cite the article. Select the checkbox that says "Search within citing articles" and add additional terms to narrow your search. 

image of search results with check box to search within results



To refine your search results, use the limit options to the left of your search results. 

google scholar refine search

To use Google Scholar Advanced Search options, click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the Goggle Scholar homepage. 

google scholar menu

Click on "Advanced Search".

google left menu items

Advanced Search lets you search in the author, title, and publication fields, as well as limit your search results by date.

google scholar advanced window


Related articles: find articles on the same topic as the citation

All  # versions: find other versions of the article found on the internet 

Cite:  click on the Quotation Mark icon to open the Cite Window. Copy and Paste the formatted citation or use one of the links to import the citation into a bibliography manager such as RefWorks.

google scholar citation highlighting quote and import

cite or export to refworks



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