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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 - GetIt@NYU" then click "Save".

Screenshot of Library Links search box showing a search for NYU, and only the box next to "New York University Libraries Getit@NYU" is checked.

5. Conduct a new search in Google Scholar. Click the "GetIt@NYU" link next to 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 page showing that Getit@NYU links now appear next to each result.

6. If you encounter a search result without a "GetIt@NYU" link next to it, try clicking on the "double arrow" button below it, 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 GetIt@NYU link appears after clicking double-arrow button.