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Google Scholar

On this page you can learn how to set up Google Scholar to find full text access of Boise State Library Licensed Resources.

Setting Up BSU Full Text Access in Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be set up to provide access to some of Boise State's full text articles.

Step 1: Go to and select the Menu in the top left corner of the screen.

Google Scholar home page with arrow pointing toward menu


Step 2: Click the "Settings" link at the bottom of the menu.

Google Scholar Settings menu


Step 3: Click the "Library links" link in the left-side menu.

Link to find Library links in Google Scholar settings


Step 4: Use the search box to find Boise State, check the appropriate boxes, and click the "Save" button.

Google Scholar library links for Boise State


Step 5: Now every time you search Google Scholar, the "Find it at Boise State" link will appear.

Click on the Find it at Boise State instead of the publisher's link. Albertsons Library subscribes to (purchases) content and provides you access for free! Why pay to purchase from a publisher when Albertsons Library gets you access for free?

Arrow to the Find it @ Boise State link in Google Scholar

Accessing Boise State Full Text in Google Scholar

Once you've set up the Boise State links, run a search in Google Scholar. You will start to see "Find It at Boise State" links to the right of appropriate search results:

Find It at Boise State links in Google Scholar

You can also get help with citing a particular result and see who else has cited a result.

Google Scholar Video