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McNair Scholars Resources: Getting Started

This guide will assist NEIU McNair Scholars in their research and help them prepare for their doctoral studies.

Who are librarians and what do they do?

In this video, you will learn what librarians do, and how they can help you in your academic work.

Length: 1:43 mins

What do librarians do video

Brainstorming Tools

Connecting library databases off-campus to Google Scholar

1. From the Google Scholar homepage (, click on the three lines icon in the top left corner.

2. Click on the cog-shaped icon on the upper right corner of the sidebar menu, then click on "Library Links."

Screenshot of Google Scholar settings screen

3. Type “NEIU” in the search box and check boxes for “NEIU Ronald Williams Library – Find it @ NEIU” (Open WorldCat – Library Search will be checked by default.)

Screenshot of NEIU Library option in Library Links

4. Save your settings.

5. Now when you search Google Scholar, you will see a link to the right of each article that is available in one of the library databases or freely on the web.

Screenshot of article results in Google Scholar

6. Click on “Find It @ NEIU” to see if we have a copy in full text. If an article is available in NEIU’s library databases, you will see a link under “Full text now?” Click on “Go” to access the article. If we don't have a copy, click on the WorldShare interlibrary loan link to request a PDF copy. 

Screenshot of full text at NEIU Library screen

Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Alyssa Vincent
LIB 357 (3rd floor of the Library)
(773) 442-4411