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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 Settings link at the top of the screen.

Google Scholar homepage with Settings link highlighted.


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.

Valley City State University options on Google Scholar Library Links page.


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