Using Google Scholar for articles at USC

Do you use Google Scholar to search for academic articles? Would you like to directly link to an article if it is in one of USC’s subscription databases? All it requires is adjusting your Google Scholar settings.


  1. From Google Scholar, click on Settings at the top of the screen.
  2. In the resulting screen, select Library links in the menu on the left.
  3. In the Show library access links for search box, type and select the following:
  4. After your selections are made, your screen should look like the one below (Open WorldCat is optional):
  5. Click on Save.

Once you have adjusted these settings, your search results in Google Scholar should contain a link to the right of the article if it is available through a USC database.

Note: These settings will need to be adjusted again if you use Google Scholar from another computer or account.

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