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Google Scholar Search Strategies

Manage Your Settings

After log-on, your first step is to manage your settings. On the main page begin by selecting Settings.


google schlar landing page


google scholar settings menu   

On the side-bar you will see 5 options:

We will be focusing on three of those options on this page:
Search Results, Library Links and the Scholar Button 

Settings Options

This screen will appear on the Search Results Page.

Here you can change which collections you would like displayed, results per page, where results open and bibliography manager. Highlighted in purple is the results per page selection and highlighted in red is the bibliography manager.

google scholar search results setting page

citation management software menu


The Bibliography Manager is where you can select whether or not you would like citation import links displayed. The default is not to display any links. You can choose, instead, to show import citation links (these will appear under the article title). Selecting the up and down arrows pulls up a menu, where you can select which format you would like citations exported.

Library Links allows you to select which access links you would like displayed.

For example, in an article search, to the right of the article information is potential full-text access. 

To configure these settings, on the tab menu, select Library Links. A screen will be displayed where you can begin searching for UML Libraries:

Search for University of Massachusetts Lowell. Several options will be displayed. Select both:

Make sure all of these three options below are selected

The Scholar Button allows you to look up papers as you browse.


By installing this button, upon finding an article on the web, you will be able to find the full text version (if available) in UML Libraries through Google Scholar.

You will also be able to format references in a variety of citation styles to copy into a paper you are writing.