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Google Scholar: Rowan Libraries and More

Google Scholar provides links and citations to scholarly materials, including academic articles, books, and conference presentations. It provides access to the full text of some sources, but it can also provide links to the full text of items available through Rowan University Libraries.

To add Library Links for Rowan, follow these instructions:

  1. From the Google Scholar home page, click the button in the top left with three horizontal lines: Google Scholar menu button example
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Settings area, click the option in the left navigation that says Library links.
  4. In the search box marked Show library access links for (choose up to five libraries):, search for Rowan University.
  5. An option should appear below the search box that reads "Rowan University - FullText@RowanUniversity" with a check-box next to it. Click the check-box so it is selected.
  6. Click Save in the lower right.

Now when you search in Google Scholar from this browser, your results should link directly to full text of each article, courtesy of Rowan University Libraries.

Google Scholar Search

Helpful Features

Google Scholar also allows you to:

  • See how many times an article has been cited and see where it has been cited: On the search results page, click the "Cited by" link under a citation. (See the section below on citation chaining.)

  • Find related articles: Click the "Related articles" link below a citation. 

  • Export citations into your preferred  citation manager (e.g., RefWorks, Endnote Zotero).

  • Explore or keep track of an area of research: Set up Alerts.

  • Make your own scholarly work more findable for others (relevant if you have published scholarly material): Click "My Profile" on the Google Scholar homepage to create or to access your personal profile and to find or add works you have authored.  

More About Google Scholar

Citation Chaining

One of the best ways to find more sources on a topic is through citation chainingGoogle Scholar's "Cited by" feature shows you sources that have cited  the original source. 


Video: Citation Chaining with Google Scholar (Seattle U Library)