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How to connect Google scholar to University of Toronto Library’s Resources

How to connect Google scholar to University of Toronto Library’s Resources

Update your Google Scholar settings

1. Go to Google Scholar click the three horizontal bars in the corner to view the menu

screenshot of google scholar with the hamburger menu highlighted

2. Click the cog icon to see Settings

cog icon in the Google Scholar menu

3. Click Library Links and search for toronto

4. Check the boxes next to “University of Toronto” links

library links with toronto in the search box

4. Click Save. 

Get it! U of T link will now appear next to articles in your search results.  Click on it to see if we have the article in our collection.

screenshot with Get it! link highlighted

Google Scholar includes books, book chapters, dissertations and all kinds of other materials as well as articles. The Get it! button won’t work for these or for journal articles that are only available in paper.

How do I set up Google Scholar to send citations to RefWorks or Zotero?

caution icon If you’re off campus, make sure you use the library’s version of Google Scholar.  You should see myaccess.library.utoronto.ca in the URL.

Change your Google Scholar settings

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Click Settings
  3. In the Search Results section (the default section) under “Bibliographic manager”, click the radio button next to “Show links to import citations into” and change the drop down menu to RefWorksgoogle scholar settings screenshot
  4. Click Save

Send citations to RefWorks

After you save this setting, you will see an “Import to RefWorks” link until every Google Scholar search result.

screenshot of google shcolar result with RefWorks import link showing

When you click on that link, you’ll be asked to sign in to your RefWorks account.  If you’re off campus, you’ll need the U of T group code.  Once you sign in, RefWorks will import the item from Google Scholar.

Send citations to Zotero

From the citation you want to send to Zotero, click on the cite icon (quotation marks) found underneath the citation: 

Now choose RefMan.  This will save it as a .ris file, which Zotero can use.

Double-click the scholar.ris file saved to your computer’s downloads folder  and the reference should now open up in Zotero.

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