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Google Scholar

Instructions on configuring Google Scholar to connect to library resources when off campus.

Google Scholar, How to Configure


1.    Click the icon in the upper left corner of the Google Scholar start page and go to Settings:

Image of menu button in upper left of Google Scholar.

2.    On the Settings page, click Library Links:

Image of settings options with Library Links button highlighted.

3.   On the Library Links page, search for “UTD” as your library. Check off all instances that match in the results. If it is not already selected for you, we also recommend that you add “WorldCat” to the list of libraries. WorldCat may be used to locate items in other libraries worldwide. Then you may use TexShare to borrow materials from participating libraries. Don't forget to Save your settings.

Image of Library Links screen with "UTD" searched and checking the boxes next to each resulting option.

4.    Now when you search Google Scholar, your results should display a Get It@UTD link by each match. You may use this Get It@UTD link to check the library catalog for the availability of the item in question. If the item is available electronically, this link will be properly configured (via the library proxy) to give you access by prompting you for your credentials (i.e., NetID and password).

Search results with "Get It at UTD" hyperlinks appear at far right of each result.

5.    If you need more assistance configuring Google Scholar for library resources, visit our Ask a Librarian page for contact options.