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Linking to Library Resources from Google Scholar

Configuring Google Scholar to Display the FindIt@CSU Link

The FindIt link will automatically display for users accessing Google Scholar from on campus, but off-campus users will have to configure Google Scholar to display the link.


1. Go to Google Scholar -

2. Click on the settings gear gear icon that is located on the top right hand side of the screen, below the black bar.

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3. Click on “Library Links” on the left hand side of the page. 

4.  Type “Colorado State University” into the search box.  Click on “Find Library.”  

5. Select "
Colorado State University (FindIt@CSU)".

5. Select "Save."

6. Now the FindIt@CSU link should appear in Google Scholar each time you run a search.

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar promotes itself as a resource that provides one-stop shopping for scholarly literature. It searches across many disciplines and covers a wide variety of resources, including journal articles, theses, books, abstracts, and more. Although Google Scholar is aimed at the academic community, it uses a very broad definition of "scholarly literature." 

It is important to realize that not everything in Google Scholar is peer reviewed.

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