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Research Foundations

Setting Preferences in Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches academic articles from a variety of sources and across many disciplines. Some articles are available to everyone but some are restricted and will ask for payment. However, current NAU affiliated faculty, staff, and students have access to many of these restricted items for free.

On Campus 

When using Google Scholar on campus, it may automatically recognize that you are affiliated with the NAU and display “Find@NAU” links for items where this is available.

Off Campus

  1. Click "settings" on the Google Scholar Page
  2. Google Scholar Settings in top navigation bar

  3. On the settings page you can also select your preferred citation management tool. (optional)
  4. Import citations into choice of tools

  5. Select "Library Links"
  6. library links

  7. Type Northern Arizona University into the search box
  8. Select all the results related to NAU
  9. NAU Google Scholar search

You are now ready to search! Look for Find@NAU in search results. 

"Cited By" Feature

Use Google Scholar to Track Citations

Below citations in Google Scholar, there is often a "Cited by...." link which indicates the number of times Google Scholar has found the article to be cited by other scholars.

Google Scholar result

Clicking on the "cited by" link produces a list of articles that have cited the article for which you searched.

* It is important to note that Google Scholar's "cited by" feature is not comprehensive.