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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely-available search engine that focuses on scholarly literature. Sometimes the full text is immediately available but sometimes payment is required for full-text access. Through its library, RUSH subscribes to thousands of journal publications. Follow these steps to link RUSH's library to Google Scholar.

Would you like to see fewer requests for payment when accessing an article through Google Scholar? Here are some steps to help with that!

Link Google Scholar to RUSH Library Holdings

  1. Often, the documents found through Google Scholar are not freely available in full-text.  For easier (and free) access to these same documents through RUSH Library, link Google Scholar to RUSH Library holdings.
  2. Go to the Google Scholar website (
  3. You will need a Google account.  If you have one, log in; If you do not, you will need to create one.  Then apply the following changes to any computers you regularly use.
  4. Click the three bars by the logo
  5. Click Settings

6. Click Library Links

7. Enter “RUSH” into the search bar, and click the magnifying glass icon. Mark the checkbox next to “Library of RUSH University Medical Center."  Click "Save." That's it!

Go back to Google Scholar and re-enter your search terms.  On the next page, you will see "Get it @ RUSH" in the right column.  Clicking that brings you directly to the full text.  If you don't see "Get it @ RUSH" in the right column, you should see a double arrow at the end of the citation. Click it and then click the "Get It @ RUSH link." If access is not available through RUSH, you will be given the option to request the item through interlibrary loan (ILLiad).


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