Skip to Main Content

Finding Information on Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar with Staffordshire University Resources

Setting up Google Scholar with Staffordshire University links

Google Scholar is a fantastic tool to search for journal articles and all kinds of academic resources.

But did you know that you can also set it up to recognise Staffordshire University journals as well as having access to thousands of free high quality (open access) online journal articles by doing the following:

  1. Go to the Google Scholar web page - you don't have to sign in but if you do Google scholar will remember your settings at home work and on an android phone etc.
    Google Scholar Homepage
    Image showing how to sign in to Google Scholar via the Scholar home page
  2.  Select the hamburger menu at the top left-hand side of the page, then select the settings button.Scholar Settings
    Image showing how to access the settings on Google Scholar
  3. Select library links (1) then search for and select Staffordshire University (2). Then select Save (3).
    Image showing how to access and set up library links on Google Scholar
  4.  Now when you search Google Scholar you will often see a link to the right of the results, which will either indicate (1) the full text is freely available (open access) or will have a link to find the (2) Full-Text @ Staffs Uniopen access and articles we holdImage showing how to access Full-Text articles on Google Scholar

Google Scholar and library databases - annotation only