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Using Google Scholar search to find full text


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Look for the "Find Fulltext at GC" link next to each result. Use that link to get the full text via the library's resources.

Save your customized Google Scholar settings

You can set your GC library affiliation in your own Google account, so that the “Find Fulltext at GC” links will always appear – even if you do not start your search from the library's website.

Google Scholar customization

Image: Settings for GC Google Scholar. Click on image to enlarge.

How to set up the GC Library affiliation in your Google Account - follow these steps

  1. Open Google Scholar, and make sure you are logged into your Google Account. (Create an account.)
  2. Click on the menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen, then select Settings.
  3. Click "Library Links" from the left hand menu of the Settings screen.
  4. Search for "Mina Rees" using the search bar in the center of the screen.
  5. Check the box next to the "Mina Rees Library..." search result.
    • Leave the "Open WorldCat - Library Search" box checked if you also want to see records from WorldCat.
  6. Click the blue Save button.

Shortcut: Go to our customized settings screen, and then

  1. Make sure your are logged into your Google Account. (Create an account.)
  2. Make sure the Mina Rees Library box is checked.
  3. Click the blue Save button.

Off-campus issues with customized Google Scholar

If the "Find Fulltext at GC" link temporarily stops working in Google Scholar, try the following:

How do I find ILL in Google Scholar?

1. No full text link? No problem! Click the double arrows icon below the search result:

2. Then click the "Find it! @ GC" link that appears to the left of the arrows:

3. Select "Request [item] via ILL" to open a request form from CUNY OneSearch:

Image: Placing ILL requests for items you find in Google Scholar.

4. I don't see a link to FindIt! in Google Scholar, can I still use ILL?


Yes! Try looking up the item in WorldCat, or go directly to Interlibrary Loan from the library homepage.


More info about ILL can be found in the FAQ.