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Google Scholar: "My Library"

Your Google Account

In order to use the personalized features of Google Scholar, such as creating your Library, you'll need to create a free Google account. This account can be used across all Google products, including Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome.

"My Library"

The My Library feature in Google Scholar allows you to save articles directly from the search results page, organize them by topic, and search the full-text from within your library. The citation information is editable, and you can easily export the citations to a citation manager like EndNote or Mendeley. If you use Google Scholar often, the My Library feature is a great way to keep track of important research and access it any time you're online.

To get started, sign in to Google Scholar

  • Select the My Library button from the top of the screen.
  • Select Enable Library.

Perform your search. When you find an article you like, select the Save button below the citation. It will automatically add it to your library.

Google Scholar - My Library

Search "My Library"

When you're in the My Library view in Google Scholar, you can search the full-text of articles within your library.

  • Enter search terms into the search bar at the top of the screen.
  • If you want to search all of Google Scholar instead of just your library, select Articles from the list on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • You can toggle back and forth between the two.

Get Organized with "Labels"

Organize your library by using Labels.

  • Once you have some articles saved, select the My Library button to view your library
  • Select the Manage Labels button to add labels for different topics, classes, groups, etc.
  • To add an article to a label, click the article title, then select the desire label from the Labels drop-down menu.
  • You can add multiple labels to any citation.

My Library - Labels


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