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Google Scholar Search Strategies

What is Google Scholar Library?

Google Scholar library is your personal collection of articles, viewable only to you. You can save articles right off the search page, organize them by topic, and use the power of Scholar search to quickly find just the one you want - at any time and from anywhereYour library is a way to organize the articles that you’d like to read or cite, not just the ones you’ve written. Your library automatically includes all the articles in your profile; they appear under the “My Citations” label.

You get all the goodies that come with Scholar search results - citing articles, related articles, formatted citations, links to your university’s subscriptions, and more. Best of all, it’s easy to quickly fill up your library with the articles you want - with a single click, you can import all the articles in your public Scholar profile as well as all the articles they cite.

How to use My Library

How do I add an article to my library?

google scholar results pageFind the article you want to add in Google Scholar and click the “Save” link under the search result.

How do I organize my library?

You can use labels (for example: “artificial intelligence”) to categorize your articles.

To add a label to an article, find the article in your library, click on its title, open the “Labels” dropdown at the top of the page, and select the label you want to apply.

labels drop down menuTo view all the articles with a specific label, click the label name in the left column of your library page.

To remove a label from an article, click on its title, open the “Labels” dropdown at the top of the page, and select the label you want to remove.

To add, edit, or delete labels, click “Manage labels” in the left column of your library page.


How does the cited by me label work?

cited by me label page

The articles labeled “Cited by me” are automatically extracted from the bibliography sections of the papers in your public Scholar Profile. Note that this automated system may not be able to include citations from papers where the full text isn’t available to crawlers, or the references aren’t formatted according to Google Scholar's technical guidelines.
To import all the articles cited by you, select the "cited by me" tab on the left hand-side and select "Import". This will make every article you've cited appear in your library as well as in this tab.