Take note of enhancements to Google Scholar.

Jan 12, 2018 · Lorrie Pellack

During the fall semester, Google Scholar made slight tweaks to their page displays, which were the result of implementing a major new feature called My Library. This feature enables users to mark/star Google Scholar result records that you like, save them to a free account, and export them en masse to a citation management software package.

My Library is essentially a storage place for Google Scholar records. In order for this to work, users must sign in using a gmail.com email address. After running a search in Google Scholar, below each record in the results list will be something like this:  

When the star is clicked, it will turn dark blue and that record is automatically added to the My Library page if you are signed in. If not, the system will route the user to the sign-in page, and then add the record, which stay in My Library until the user deletes them.

Authors who have a Google Scholar Profile will notice that My Library comes pre-populated with all the Google Scholar records for articles they have authored or cited. These records can be deleted if desired. Mark the items then click on the trash icon at the top of the list.

My Library provides the ability to export multiple records at one time to a citation management software such as Mendeley, EndNote or Zotero. From within My Library, simply check the box next to each record to export then click on the Export icon at the top of the list.

Setting a personal computer/device to enable full-text links to ISU Library subscribed content has also changed slightly. It is a bit more hidden and terminology is confusing now that there is a feature called My Library. Below are

See below for quick views of how to set full-text links for articles to ISU Library subscribed content, for use on a laptop or a smaller mobile device:

Note that terminology for ISU Library syncing with Google Scholar search results has changed from "GetIt@ISU" to "ViewIt@ISU".

Clicking save while logged into a gmail account, allows the system to remember settings from one session to the next. If the user isn’t logged in, settings are only remembered until the browser is closed.

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