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Using Google scholar At the University of Guelph

Using Google scholar At the University of Guelph- You can connect Google Scholar to the library’s resources so every time you search, you’ll see what resources you have access to as a U of G student, faculty or staff. If you are logged into your Google account, this is a one-time settings configuration. If you’re not logged into Google, or you don’t have an account, you may have to reconfigure occasionally.

If you’re already set up

How to configure Google Scholar

  1. Go to Google Scholar.
  2. Select the hamburger menu (3 horizontal lines) at the top left of the screen and select “Settings”.
  3. Select “Library links” from the left menu.
  4. Type in “University of Guelph” in the search field and click the search button.
  5. Select any U of G results in the list.
  6. Click the save button.

Now when you search Google Scholar, you’ll see Get it at Guelph links on the right for resources coming from U of G Library. If you don’t see the links, try following the above steps again.

Once you’ve linked U of G resources to Google Scholar, you can go directly to Google Scholar You’ll be prompted to login using your SSO after you click on a resource, if required.

If you prefer, you can also watch this short video to learn how to configure Google Scholar.


Information about using Google Scholar at the University of Guelph-Humber

Use this box to get Google Scholar to search Guelph databases

Use Google Scholar to search the University of Guelph Library

Connect Google Scholar to University Databases

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar allows you to search broadly in the academic literature.  Google Scholar contains articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

You should connect Google Scholar to Guelph databases by using our Google Scholar link or the video below so you will be searching Guelph databases when you search Google Scholar

Benefits of Google Scholar:

  • A simple search with the familiar Google box
  • It’s a great way to find an known article, i.e. an article for which you have a citation or at least some bibliographic information like the title
  • It allows you to see how many times an article has been cited
  • Searches freely-available open access material which might not appear in our databases

When you should use a database instead of Google Scholar:

  • You need to limit by subject area
  • You need to sort by date or relevance
  • You need to ensure material is peer-reviewed


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