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Google Scholar Full Text: Video Tutorial

Created by Michael Muchow, Humanities Subject Librarian

Published on November 2, 2013

If you have mastered the basics of Google Scholar and full-text link setup, you can watch another video tutorial on Google Scholar Button to speed up your literature search on Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Full Text: Written Tutorial

1. To set up Google Scholar full text, go to Google Scholar at “Settings” at the top of the page.

2. Select “Library Links” on the left of the page.

3. Type “University of Missouri” in the search box.


4. Hit “Enter" or click the magnifying glass to bring up a list of universities. Check the box next to “University of Missouri – Findit@MU.”

University of Missouri Findit@MU
5. Then type in “OCLC” in the same search box and hit “Enter.”

OCLC Search

6. The page will refresh. You can then check the box next to “Open WorldCat – Library Search.”

Open WorldCat Library Search

7. Then click “Save.”

Save Settings

8. You will be redirected to the Google Scholar search box. Double-check the new settings are working by typing a search in the search box.

Check New Settings

9. On the results page, you should notice the “Findit@MU” link if your settings are correct. To find out if an article is available through the MU Libraries, click "Findit@MU."

Findit@MU Link

10. Clicking the “Findit@MU” link from your results will take you to a page that will tell you whether the article is available online or in print, or if it is not available through the MU Libraries. In this example, the article is available online through the “Get Article” link.

Article Linker Page

Check out the Findit@MU Tutorial or the Find a Specific Article Tutorial for more information about finding and accessing articles. For more help with Google Scholar or any other research questions, contact the librarians.