Google Scholar Button
Lookup scholarly articles as you browse the web.
What is Google Scholar Button?
The 'Google Scholar Button' is a Chrome extension designed to offer easy access to Google Scholar from any web page. This extension not only allows you to find full texts online or in your university library, but also enables transferring queries from web search to Scholar, formatting references in standard citation styles, and saving articles for later reference. Additionally, it supports searching for the US case law and configuring library links for off-campus usage.
This extension adds a browser button for easy access to Google Scholar from any web page. Click the Scholar button to:
Find full text on the web or in your university library. Select the title of the paper on the page you're reading, and click the Scholar button to find it.
Transfer your query from web search to Scholar. Press the Scholar button to see top three results; click "full screen" at the bottom of the popup to see them all.
Format references in widely used citation styles. Press the quote button below the result to see a formatted reference and copy it into the paper you're writing.
Save the article to your Scholar library, so you can read it or cite it later. Press the blue star below the result to save it, or the gray star at the bottom to see all saved articles.
Library links work best when you're on campus. To configure them for off-campus use, visit Google Scholar Settings at https://scholar.google.com/scholar_settings (you may need to login with your library password or to set up your browser to use a library proxy; please visit your library's website or ask a local librarian for assistance).
To search the US case law, click the gear icon at the bottom of the popup, and configure your preferred collection in Google Scholar Settings.
User reviews summary
- Facilitates a quick find of citations for publications
- No need to open another window to find papers
- Saves a ton of time and is extremely convenient
- Lack of option to grab the DOI link address in citation options
- No direct way to import to BibTeX from the popup
- History catches are annoying and always show up when typing
- Repeated need to verify being a human with CAPTCHA
- Difficulty in using the extension over a significant period of time
- Request for additional functionality such as adding labels from popup or endnote style download
Google Scholar Button may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.
Google Scholar Button has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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