Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2020     Views: 274

There are several options:

1. Connect Google Scholar to GSU Library Resources

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You can connect the library's resources to your Google Scholar search. Once the connection is set up, when you search Google Scholar you should see a "Find It @ GSU" link next to available resources.

  • First, log in to your Google account. If you have Gmail, you have a Google account. This ensures your settings will be saved to your profile for later use.
  • From the main Google Scholar page, click on the menu icon in the upper left corner (three gray horizontal bars).­­­
  • Select “Settings” from the menu.
  • Then select “Library links” from the left hand sidebar.
  • Search for “Georgia State University” and check the box that appears. Click “Save”.
  • “Find It @ GSU” links should now appear in your Google Scholar searches, although you may still be asked to log in with your Campus ID and password to access the full text of an article.
  • Note: If you use multiple internet browsers, you will likely need to set up the connection for each browser (e.g. Google Scholar settings in Chrome won’t necessarily transfer to Firefox/Safari/Edge, etc.)

2. Library "Discover" Search

On the GSU Library homepage, just paste the name of the article into the default "Discover" search bar and see if the article comes up. This method is simple, but not always as accurate. If you get too many results, try putting the name of the article in quotes and include the author's name as a search term. 

3. Library Journal Search

On the GSU Library homepage, use the dropdown menu in the main search bar to select "Journals". From there, you can search for the journal by name that contains the article. You can also use the Citation Linker which will allow you to enter the title, author names, and other information about the article to search for it within GSU's electronic and print collections.


Please contact a librarian if you have additional questions.


Reviewed 6/30/2020 kas

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