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Social Work: Configuring Google Scholar for Off-campus Use

Ryerson Library has many great resources to help you with your Social Work research and assignments. Use this guide to get started!

Configuing Google Scholar for off-campus use

For Google Scholar to know that you are affiliated with Ryerson (and give you access to Ryerson resources), you will need to configure your Google Scholar Preferences as follows:

  1. Go to Google Scholar and click on the Settings icon
  2. Choose Library Links from the left-hand menu
  3. Enter Ryerson in the search box
  4. Click in the box beside Ryerson University - Get it! @ Ryerson
  5. Scroll down and click on the Save preferences button

Once configured, you will see Get It! @ Ryerson links when you search Google Scholar and you will have access to all Ryerson's subscription resources.

Google Scholar Chrome Extension

""Chrome users can install the Google Scholar Button to make finding articles and formating citations easy.  You can use it to:

  • Find full text of articles
  • Re-do your web search on Google Scholar
  • Format references in APA, MLA or Chicago style and copy them into your paper.

To take full advantage of the Google Scholar Button when off-campus, remember to configure your Google Scholar settings so that it knows you are from Ryerson and provides access to Ryerson subscribed resources (see instructions above).