Andrea Copland, Outreach & Instruction LibrarianFriedheim Library and Robin Sinn, Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication, coauthored this post.  

Google Scholar covers a large proportion of scholarly literature including: academic journals, books, institutional repositories, preprints, case law, patents, and dissertations. It indexes most of the academic journal publishers, so It’s a popular place to search for articles that support your research, learning, and teaching.  

Because Google Scholar is so popular we thought we’d give you a step-by-step guide to it!  

Customizing Google Scholar gives you a streamlined way to harness the depth of your library’s resources during socially distanced research and learningFor full customization options, read their About page. 

Step 1: Click on the upper lefthand three bar menu icon to open settings for Google Scholar. 

Step 2: Click on Settings. 

Step 3: Click on Library Links and select JHU Libraries and Open WorldCat – Library Search. 

*Be sure to allow cookies so that the pop-ups from Find It @ JHU libraries are not blocked! 

STEP 4: Select Save. 

The next time you search in Google Scholar, if an item is available through Johns Hopkins, it will show you a selectable link to FINDIT@ JHU FullText.  

STEP 5: FINDIT @ JHU FullText. The FindIt link can show up in two places:  

In the right-hand column or hidden under the citation

or under the double arrows.

If you have any questions about setting up Google Scholar, or research in general, please chat with a librarian online! 

For branch-specific instructions on Google Scholar and research, visit any of the following links: