Quickly look up references with Google Scholar Button

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google-scholar-button-searchIn a previous blog post we discussed some tips and tricks for using Google Scholar. To make your research even easier, you can add the Google Scholar Button to your browser toolbar. This way, you will have direct access to Google Scholar from any web page.

Use the Google Scholar Button to:

  • Start searching Google Scholar from any web page:
    Click on the button in your browser and type a search query. The top three results are listed; click 'full screen' (the arrows in the bottom left corner) to see all results.
  • Discover if the full text of a reference is available online or in the UvA Library:
    Select the title of a paper or article on the page that you're reading and click the Scholar Button to find it (see example below).

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  • Copy and paste references in various citation styles or import them in a citation manager:
    Press the 'quote' button to see formatted references and select a citation manager (for instance RefWorks).google-scholar-button-citation-styles

How to install the Google Scholar Button

  • Go to Google Scholar;
  • Go to Settings and click Button in the menu on the left side of the page;
  • ClickΒ Install Scholar Button to look up papers as you browse;
  • Add the button to your browser; it will appear in the toolbar.

The Scholar Button is available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Use within the UvA domain
Like Google Scholar, the Scholar button works best within the UvA domain. This way UvA-linker will automatically be added to your search results. If the UvA library subscribes to the digital version of a publication, UvA-linker will give you immediate access to it.

When you use Google Scholar at home, access the UvA network by using UvAVPN software. Alternatively, you can adjust the Google Scholar settings to UvA.

Thanks to Bjorn Witlox, UvA ASE/ABS library blog.