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Can I set up Google Scholar to tell me if Brockport owns an article?

Yes! Here's how:

  1. First, sign into Google Scholar. Then, click the Settings icon link under the 3 horizontal line 'hamburger menu' Google Scholar 'hamburger menu'at the top left.
  2. On the left, choose Library Links. Search for 'Brockport' and select SUNY Brockport - Full-Text @ Brockport.
  3. Click Save.

Google Scholar setup configuration for SUNY Brockport

How do I set up my Google Scholar page?

When you set up a Google Scholar citations profile you can:

  • Keep track of your citations to your articles. 
  • Check who is citing your publications.
  • Compute several citation metrics.
  • Choose to keep your profile private or make it public.

What isn't located in Google Scholar?

We've noticed that Google is lacking some of our library's content, so we suggest you try Google Scholar AFTER searching the library catalog and databases.

What are the pros and cons to searching Google Scholar?


  • High number of journals indexed
  • Keyword searching in many articles
  • Broad array of resources, with comparable “scholarliness” to subscription databases
  • Powerful “cited by” tool


  • Full coverage unknown, as GS doesn’t publish a list of sources
  • Few search options—can’t limit by source type
  • Peer-review status indeterminate
  • Limited information about articles (metadata)
  • Citations from non-journal sources may skew “cited” counts
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2021 6:09 PM

What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is Google's attempt at searching all scholarly literature, PLUS theses, books and book chapters, abstracts, court opinions, technical reports, and presentations.

These resources are gathered from “academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites" according to Google.