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Google Scholar: Tips & Help

Information and tips on using Google Scholar for research.

How to Set Up Google Scholar for Off-Campus Use


In addition to searching for academic resources available online, Google Scholar can also connect you with subscription-only resources available through the VCSU Library. Follow these steps to configure Google Scholar for off-campus use.


1.) From the Google Scholar homepage, click the menu icon in the top left-hand corner, and choose the Settings option.

Google Scholar home screen with menu open. Arrows pointing to the Menu icon and the Settings option.


2.) Choose Library Links from the menu on the left side of the screen.

Google Scholar settings menu.


3.) Use the search box to search for Valley City State University.

Google Scholar library links search box.


4.) Select the two Valley City State University boxes, and click the save button.

Library options on Google Scholar Library Links settings screen.


Google Scholar will now include VCSU Library links in your search results, even if you're searching from off campus!