Answered By: Anna Wigtil
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020     Views: 3479

Google Scholar is a useful tool for finding articles online, and it is available for anyone to use. However, UNL students, faculty, and staff can get the most use out of Google Scholar by logging in through UNL Libraries.

On campus: Accessing Google Scholar on campus should automatically provide you access to UNL's resources.

Off campus:

OPTION 1: Use this direct link to Google Scholar set up with UNL's library links

OPTION 2: Follow the steps below to set up UNL's library links.

  • Log into My Library Account through the UNL Libraries home page.
  • Go to Google Scholar.
  • Click "Settings," (little gear icon), then click "Library links."
  • Search "university of nebraska" and from the search results, check the boxes next to "University of Nebraska Lincoln - Find this for me" and "Open WorldCat - Library Search" to add them to your list of libraries. 

Now, when searching for articles, you should see "Find this for me" links showing up alongside the article results. This works the same as the "Find this for me" links in Academic Search Premier or any of our other databases.

Here is an example of what the Library Link will look like in Google Scholar.

If you have trouble accessing articles through Google Scholar, please contact a librarian and we will help you find what you need!

Comments (4)

  1. UNL does not appear as an option under Google scholar's library links though UNO and UNK do.
    by matt on Jul 10, 2018
  2. Sometimes the UNL e-resources get disconnected from Google Scholar. We are aware of this problem and it should be reconnected within a few days.
    by Anna W. on Jul 10, 2018
  3. As of July 25, I am still not able to access UNL libraries through Google Scholar's library links.
    by Stuart on Jul 25, 2018
  4. I apologize for the inconvenience. I received this message from a colleague on 7/26: "We’re trying to get in touch with Google to see why things aren’t being crawled."

    In the meantime, you can search for journal titles (not article titles) in the "Quick Search" box at to get access to articles. You can also go to to read recent journal issues.
    by Anna Wigtil on Jul 29, 2018