What do you mean, “finding library articles through Google Scholar”?
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. We know that lots of people at Murdoch use Google Scholar because they are used to doing a Google search and they like the journal articles they can find there.
When you are off-campus and do a search, sometimes you get to an article that the library pays for, but you are told that you have to log in to get it or that you have to pay.
The library has a way that you can set up Google Scholar so that you can see in the search results whether the library has a subscription to something that you find. You can then click straight through to it.
Of course, you can’t search all the articles that the library pays for this way, and it’s still a very good idea to use the Library Portal and Databases.
Why are we learning about library articles through Google Scholar?
It makes a tool that a lot of people use much more useful.
What you need to do to complete this Thing
Add Murdoch Library to Google Scholar’s settings.
5. How to set up library links in Google Scholar
- Go to Google Scholar and click Scholar Preferences.
- In the Library Links search box search for “murdoch”.
- Tick the checkbox for the option Murdoch, Portal, Library, Australia – Find it@Murdoch
- Click Save Preference
- You will need to set this up each time you use a different computer. Google Scholar does not “remember” you.
- Now search for something in Google Scholar, and look for the Find it@Murdoch links in your search results. This is what you should see: