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FAQ: How do I connect Google Scholar with UW Libraries?

Short, simple how-to and demos of frequently asked questions about using the Libraries and information resources

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be easily configured to tell you which search results can be accessed through UW Libraries, and provide a direct link to the resource in the catalog for online access or to request it. 

1. From the Google Scholar homepage, click the three strips on the left side of the page.

screenshot of google scholar home
Tip: Click Sign In at the top right to save this to your UW or other Google account. When your account name is displayed, this library access link will be connected to it.


2. Then click Settings.

screenshot of settings button google scholar

3. Search for "University of Washington" to reveal the access link University of Washington - Full Text @ UW. Check the box next to this option, then click Save.

screenshot of google scholar settings for uw libraries

Tip: If you don't see the "University of Washington - Full-Text @ UW" link on the first page of results, click the ">" icon to see more results. 

4. Select Full-Text @ UW next to a search result to view online access and request options from UW Libraries.

Google Scholar Full-Text @ UW


Quick Learning Series: Connecting Google Scholar (2:05)