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National University Library Tutorial: Accessing Library Materials Through Google Scholar (Link)

Learn how to setup Google Scholar to search the Web and the National University Library at the same time. (2:02)


In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can access National University Library materials through Google Scholar.

When you are researching a topic, Google Scholar can be a useful resource for discovering journal articles.

Let's try an example.

We simply type in our keywords, click "Search", and get a list of relevant results.

Unfortunately, only some of the results have the full-text available for free.

This is indicated by a link to the PDF next to the result list.

However, we can expand the number of results that we get full-text access to by having Google Scholar search through the National University Library.

To do this first go to your Google Scholar settings.

Next, click on "Library Links."

Then search for "N-U-L-S".

This stands for National University Library System.

Check the box next to the result that says "National University - Get it at NULS" and click "Save."

Your search will then be updated with results from the National University Library.

This is indicated by a link next to the results that says "Get it at NULS".

When you click this link, you will be taken to a detailed record page, where you can access the article through one of our databases.

If this is your first time accessing an online resource from the library, you will prompted to log in.

Click the SSO button to log in through Single Sign-On, just like you would for your online class or Student Portal.

Alternatively, you can log in with your user ID and password.

You ID is your 9-digit National University ID number, and your password is your 6-digit birth date in month-day-year format.

Once you're logged in, you'll be taken to the article.

Keep in mind that Library Links in Google Scholar are specific to the computer you are using, not your Google account.

So, if you are searching Google Scholar on a different computer, you will once again have to change your settings to include the National University Library.

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