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Using Google Scholar & UNIZULU Libraries' Resources: Configure Google Scholar

How to link UNIZULU library's Resources to Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Step 1: Configure Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows users to affiliate with a university.   Creating this affiliation allows people searching in Google Scholar to easily obtain the full text of articles and other electronic materials licensed by the university, generally by the university library.   Once you have configured Google Scholar for affiliation with the University of Zululand, Google Scholar offers a link in the results list to UNIZULU's full-text for items that can be accessed via the UNIZULU Libraries. Off-campus access to these items is limited to current UNIZULU students, faculty, and staff.   You will only need to select the UNIZULU library link in the Google Scholar settings once for each computer that you use. 

1.  Start at the Google Scholar homepage, click on the menu icon in the upper left and select "Settings"


2.  When you are on the Scholar Settings page, click on the "Library links" in the left menu.


3.  Type University of Zululand into the search box.  Check the box next to University of Zululand- e-Resources@UNIZULU

4. Next search for WorldCat.  Check the box Open WorldCat - LibrarySearch to help you locate many items in the library's collection.


5.  Save your settings.

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