How to Update or Set Your Google Scholar Links

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.

If you’re already using Google Scholar you need to update your library links to FullText@USC Columbia.  If you previously saved your library links in Google Scholar you’ll need to update the setting.

University Libraries recently switched to a different ejournal manager.  If you don’t update your settings you won’t be able to get the full text of articles available through the library.
Check your settings.  If it says USC Columbia eText, you’ll need to update it to include University of South Carolina – Columbia – USC – FullText@USC Columbia.

If you haven’t yet set your library links, you’ll want to!


  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:

google scholar select

  1. After your selections are made, your screen should look like the one below (Open WorldCat is optional):google scholar settings
  2. 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.non-GAAP reporting

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


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