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Can I save resources through Google Scholar to look at later?

Yes. Through the "My library" option, you can save all your resources in one place. It even lets you organize your resources by topic to make them easier to find. 

How do I create "My library"?

Just make sure that you are signed in with a Google account to make sure that articles will save to your account. Don't have a Google account? That's okay, you can visit the Google Account Help page to learn how to create an account.

How do I save resources to "My library"?

Each resource has a star icon underneath it, click it, and then choose "My library". 

How do I access my saved resources?

You can access your library from the Homepage, located in the upper left corner, or on a results page, located in the upper right corner. 

Google Scholar Homepage with the "My library" option circled in red.

The top of a Google Scholar results page with the "My library" option circled in red.

I'm working on a long-term research project. Can I set up alerts to let me know when new articles are published on my topic of choice?

Yes. By creating a specific search, you are able to create alerts to notify you when new articles are published that fit that search. Alerts are typically sent a couple times a week. You can use any email account to receive alerts. 

How do I set up alerts? 

To set up alerts follow the steps below.

1. Make sure that you have refined your search so it brings back results that you like. 

2. Once you have a search string you like, click on "Create alert" on the left side of the screen. 

Results page showing location of "Create alert" link

3. Input the email that you would like to use. This can be your personal Gmail account or your Gordon account or any other email account you want to use. Then click "Create Alert".

Example screen for setting alerts on Google Scholar

4. When new articles are published, they will be sent to your email. You can adjust your query at anytime. 

How do I add an extension to my browser for easy access to Google Scholar?

1. To add an extension to your web browser, go to your browser's app site. (Note: Safari does not have a Google Scholar extension.)

2. Click "add" or "download" and you should be all set to go.

Can Google Scholar help me create citations?

Yes. Google Scholar has a quotations icon under each resource, shown below, that will open a window that includes standard citation styles like APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Example of citation options on Google Scholar