Last Updated: Mar 27, 2023     Views: 31

The Nursing Research Guide under the "Getting Started" tab in the box "Google Scholar (Search and Export Citation)" provides the following directions.


Google Scholar ( allows you to search for relevant scholarly information across many disciplines and sources.

If you search Google Scholar on-campus, you will be automatically linked to full-text articles in the Library databases. From off-campus, you must link to Iona University Libraries Databases from Google Scholar:

Instructions for linking to Iona University Libraries Databases from Google Scholar

  • Go to Settings (three bars on the top left of the page)
  • Click on Library Links
  • Type in Iona University

How do Google Scholar Library Links work?

When you search Google Scholar, you'll see Find full-text @ Iona links in the results. Sometimes these links will appear to the right of the result, and other times the links will be hidden at the bottom of the result -- to unhide (or expand), click the double arrows.

Iona Library Links in Google Scholar aren't foolproof! Please keep in mind the following:

You still need to log in (authenticate) with your Iona user id and password after clicking Find full-text @ Iona. Full text is not guaranteed. Iona full-text holdings are constantly being updated, and sometimes Google's inventory of our catalog may not be in sync. If an article isn't available in full-text, please request it via ILL.

To configure exporting citations from Google Scholar to RefWorks

  • Go to Settings (three bars on the top left of the page).
  • Locate the Bibliography Manager
  • Select RefWorks from the drop-down menu next to Show links to import citations into.
  • Click on Save.
  • When searching, click on Import into RefWorks underneath each article you want to import.


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