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Setting Your Scholar Preferences
Google Scholar can be used to help you search for scholarly literature available to you through AU Library. To ensure that you have access to these materials, follow the directions below:
This link is specific to AU, and connects Google Scholar results with our library's subscribed journal content.
You can see which libraries' access links you have enabled by clicking on the hamburger menu > Settings > Library links.
By default, Open WorldCat - Library Search will be enabled.
If you receive a reCAPTCHA error, follow these instructions:
Begin at the main Google Scholar page
Click on the "Settings" link
You'll find it in the upper right corner
Select "Library Links"
The third link listed on the left side of the page
Search for "American University"
Use the search box to find our library
Check the correct box
Make sure that you select "American University - Full Text at American U" and "Open WorldCat - Library Search"
You're now ready to start using Google Scholar to find and access AU Library materials!
You can also use LibKey Nomad, a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Edge, to get links to our library's subscribed journal content.