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Introducing Google Scholar Button: Video Tutorial

Created by Ronnie Bradley, Library Information Specialist
Published on September 28, 2020
Description: Google Scholar Button, a free browser extension for Chrome and Firefox offers 4 features to speed up your research. Watch this video to learn how to make full use of the Google Scholar Button.

*Google Scholar Button is a Plug-in available for Chrome and Firefox.
*The Library link for Find@MU needs to be set up in order to view full-text articles. Watch this video tutorial on Setting Up Google Scholar Full-Text.

Introducing Google Scholar: FAQs

Q: How do I add Google Scholar Button to my web browser?
A: Google Scholar Button is available for Chrome and Firefox.

  • If you are using Chrome, add the extension from this link.
  • If you are using Firefox, add the plug-in with this link.

Q: What are the primary functions and features of Google Scholar Button?
A: Google Scholar Button has four primary features for the literature search (watch the video tutorial to see examples). You can:

  • Highlight the article title to search Google Scholar
  • Pick up article detail on a journal article page or any well-formatted pages related a specific journal article
  • Format and export citations
  • Save articles to view later

You can also find an official description of its functions from Google.

Q: Why doesn't the PDF full-text link show up even after I add the Google Scholar Button?
A: You need to set up the library link for full-text access in order to view journal articles in PDF format. Watch this video tutorial, Setting Up Google Scholar Full-Text,  to learn how to set up the full-text library link for Find@MU.