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What Google Scholar is, and how to configure it


Configuring Google Scholar and Additional Features


Google Scholar can be found at 

Set Scholar Settings (From , click on the Menu icon in the upper left corner and select "Settings") to configure Google Scholar to include LIT Library resources.



If you do not see the word Settings, look for the cog icon. 

Select Library Links from the Scholar Settings menu. ‚Äč


Below the "Show library access links for" 

  • enter Limerick in search box and check the box next to  "Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT Library Access"


Click SAVE to keep your changes.


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Results in Google Scholar will be displayed with one of several notations:

LIT Library Access[PDF][HTML][DOC] - or have no notation at all.

If a notation is displayed, click the link to access the full text.  

NOTE: links to non-LIT Library resources may inform you that you will have to pay to see the full text. Don't pay! You can generally obtain many of Google Scholar result free through the LIT Library's sources, such as databases, Library Catalogue, the Library's Discover! Search or by ordering the paper, article, thesis, book, etc. from Interlibrary Services. 

The Cited by link under the Google Scholar citation is another way to expand your search and find more relevant articles.  When you click on the Cited by link, you will find other publications that cite the article. 


You can also search within the publications that cite the article. Select the checkbox that says "Search within citing articles" and add additional terms to narrow your search. 




To refine your search results, use the limit options to the left of your search results. 


To use Google Scholar Advanced Search options, click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the Goggle Scholar homepage. 

Click on "Advanced Search".



Advanced Search lets you search in the author, title, and publication fields, as well as limit your search results by date.



Related articles: find articles on the same topic as the citation

All  # versions: find other versions of the article found on the internet 

Cite:  click on the Quotation Mark icon to open the Cite Window. Copy and Paste the formatted citation or use one of the links to import the citation into a bibliography manager such as RefWorks or EndNote.



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