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Using Google for Research

Guide to advanced search features in Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books.

Setting "Library Links" Preferences in Google Scholar

1. Go to, and click on the menu button (3 horizontal bars) in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Screenshot of Google Scholar search interface showing location of menu button.

2. In the menu that appears, click "Settings"

Screenshot of Google Scholar menu showing location of Settings link.

3. Click "Library links" in the left-hand menu. 

Screenshot of Google Scholar Settings showing location of Library Links link.

4. Search for NYU, and select only "New York University Libraries - View via NYU Libraries" then click "Save".

screenshot of Google Scholar Library Links page showing NYU in search box and "View via NYU Libraries" selected

5. Conduct a new search in Google Scholar. Click the "Check via NYU Libraries" link under each search result to get NYU Libraries-subscribed access to the article. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password before being granted access to the full-text.

screenshot of Google Scholar search results showing "Check via NYU Libraries" link under each result

6. If you encounter a search result without a "Check via NYU Libraries" link underneath it, click on the "double arrow" button below the result, and the link should appear.


Screenshot of a single Google Scholar search result showing location of double-arrow button.


Screenshot of same Google Scholar result showing that Check via NYU Libraries link appears after clicking double-arrow button.