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Use Penn's Resources Through Google Scholar at Home

Google Scholar is an interesting new resource that many students are using more and more today. If you have access to Penn's proxy resources while you're using it, every article comes with a PennText button, so you can easily find access to many of the articles through the University. If you are using an on-campus computer, PennText will probably appear automatically. If you are are doing you research at home, there are a few steps you need to take to get the most out of these resources.

1. Navigate to Google Scholar through Penn's Library website or go to To access the preferences page, click on "Scholar Preferences" on the right hand side of the search button. Photobucket

2. Scroll down to the section titled Library Links. The section's titles are on the left-hand side. Type "University of Pennsylvania" in the search box and click the "Find Library" button.


3. When the page reloads, you will see a long list of choices below the search box in "Library Links." "Open WorldCat - Library Search" will already be checked. Check the box next to "University of Pennsylvania - PennText."


4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Save Preferences."


5. When you now perform searches at home, a link will appear to the right of each result which says "PennText." If you click on this link, your computer will ask for your PennKey and password, and will then take you to the availability information.