Google Scholar tips

There are two settings that will make your experience in Google Scholar easier and more productive. To edit these settings click the gear icon at the top of the Google Scholar home page.

Bibliography manager

If you're using a citation management tool such as NoodleBib or EndNote, and we highly recommend you do, to manage your citations you can specify the format you're using to enable an "import" link for each item on the search results screen. Enabling this option will allow you to save the citations for the articles you plan to use to the citation management tool of your choice.

Library links

If you're on-campus, this setting will already be configured for you. For off-campus research, you can configure this setting to enable the MORE button functionality in Google Scholar by adding Rochester Institute of Technology as one of your library links. Just because the article is linked from Google Scholar doesn't mean that the full-text is available for free! That's where the MORE button comes in handy for navigating to the article in the library's databases or requesting it through Interlibrary loan if necessary.

LibX RIT is an add-on for Firefox or Chrome that will help you connect to the library's resources directly when browsing the web.   Complete information for installing the LibX RIT add-on, along with other helpful tools, is available under Research Tools on the Library's website.  After you've enabled this setting just look for the "more @ RIT" link next to each of the articles in your search results. If the link isn't present that likely means that the article is available online for free, just look for a link to the PDF or HTML.