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Set up Hofstra University Library with Google scholar

Set up Hofstra University Library with Google scholar

My Library: Getting Started

Google Scholar Library is an easy, convenient way for you to save results of Google Scholar searches so you can access them anytime from any computer.   And, you can organize them for quick easy retrieval.  Google Scholar also offers citation tracking–click  the blue “My Citations” tab above for more information.

To get started, log in to your Google Account from the Google Scholar homepage >> click the link at the top of the screen.  Google Scholar will prompt you to set up your Library; click ENABLE at the bottom of the Getting Started screen (you can also create your profile from this page–creating a profile will enable you to track citations to your articles and import all the articles you have saved–more information is available on the “My Citations” page of this guide).

google scholar : Getting started

Now you can add articles to My Library.  After executing a search in Scholar, you will see a few links at the bottom of each entry. Click SAVE to move the entries into My Library.  (Notice the links to view citing articles, related articles and cite articles in MLA, APA or Chicago).

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After saving articles, you will be taken back to the search results.  Notice that the link changes to SAVED.  You can now save additional articles to your library.  Click on the MY LIBRARY link on the left to look at your saved articles.

There are a number of useful features in My Library.  You can search through your saved articles using the search box at the top of the screen (this will come in handy when you have saved lots of articles).  You can also organize your articles by topic (label) so you can easily find them.  Click on MANAGE LABELS and follow the links to create labels.  Once you have created some labels, they will appear on the left side of the My Library screen.

  • To add a label to an article, find the article in My Library >> click on the title >> open the LABELS drop-down box at the top of the screen >> select the label you want
  • To find articles by label, click the label name on the left of the screen.
  • Use  MANAGE LABELS to add more labels, edit or delete labels.


My Citations: Getting Started

Google Scholar can help you keep track citations to your articles. You will have access to a variety of metrics that are updated every time Google Scholar finds new citations to your work on the web.  You will need to create a profile to use the My Citations feature.  Click on the   link at the top of the Google Scholar screen

google scholar citations

If you have not set up your profile, you will be prompted to do so.  Just follow the instructions to search for the articles you want to track and and add them to your profile.  Be sure to check the Profiles Update page for information on how updates are made.

Once you have set up your profile, citation metrics for your articles will be displayed when you click on MY CITATIONS.   You can see your articles and the citing articles, delete articles,  add missing articles manually, and more.  You can also see all the articles that you have cited from the My Library page.

Google scholar citation

Get the full text

Off-campus???  Full text access to articles that appear in journals the Hofstra Library subscribes to can be accessed off campus provided you use the Google Scholar link in our A to Z database list.   To get to that link, go to the Library homepage  >>  Databases by Subject  >>  A to Z list >> Google Scholar.

If Hofstra subscribes to the journal, a link will be provided on the right of the result that will get you to the full text.  When you click on the link, you may be asked to log in to the Hofstra portal.google scholar

If we do not subscribe to the article, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.


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