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Connect with Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a valuable resource when conducting research, as it provides information on scholarly articles, books, conference papers, and other items that can supplement searches done within the Grace Library catalog and databases. However, not all results on Google Scholar provide access to full-text content, and users may encounter paywalls on publisher websites.

Luckily, Google makes it easy to connect Grace Library's online catalog to a user's personal Google Scholar account. Connecting these two resources allows users to bypass publisher's paywalls for items subscribed to or owned by Grace Library.

If content found on Google Scholar is not held by Grace Library, we recommend requesting the item through Interlibrary Loan, which is a service we offer at no cost to Carlow University students, staff, or faculty.

To link your personal Google Scholar account to Grace Library's online catalog, follow the steps below:

Step 1

While logged into your Google account, navigate to Google Scholar and click on the hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2

Navigate to the Settings menu.

Step 3

From the Settings menu, click on the option for Library Links.

Step 4

Type "Carlow University" in the search bar and click the search button.

Step 5

After searching, you should see "Carlow University - View Full Text @ Carlow" in the list of available libraries. Click the checkbox to integrate these results into Google Scholar, and click "Save."

Step 6

After completing this process, you should see "View Full Text @ Carlow" listed on search results within Google Scholar. This denotes items that are held by Grace Library that you have access to as a student or employee at Carlow University. This link should resolve to the Grace Library online catalog; if it does not, you will be able to search for the title on the Grace Library website and access it from there.

Please note that you may need to be logged into the Grace Library online catalog to initiate this process.