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Basics of Library Research Workshop

A guide to using popular resources and services at the University Library. Learn about your Personal Librarian, database searching and print and online resources.

Getting Started

Scholar Advanced Search

Save time by using the Advanced Search. You'll have options to search for an exact phrase, exclude certain keywords, or to limit results to specific authors, publications, dates and more. To access the advanced options, click the menu button, then ‘Advanced search.’

Set up Google Scholar to connect to Texas Tech Library resources

Follow these 5 easy steps to configure your Google Scholar account to connect our TTU subscriptions:

  1. Start at Set your Scholar preferences to show your affiliation with Texas Tech by clicking the menu button in the upper left.

    Screenshot of Google Scholar with menu button highlighted
  2. Click the ‘Settings’ option. Then click ‘Library links.’
    Screenshot of Google Scholar menu with Settings and Library links highlighted
  3. Search for "Texas Tech." Check the checkbox for “Texas Tech Univ. Libraries – FT@TTULib.” If “Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center” check boxes are checked, uncheck them.
    *Note: Searching for "Texas Tech University" won't give you the option you want.*
    Screenshot of Google Scholar library access links with Texas Tech Univ. Libraries highlighted
  4. After saving your preferences, return to the search box on the Scholar home page and type text keywords.
  5. When the results appear, you should see a FT@TTULib option that connects you to the full text of the article if we subscribe. Click that option and you will be directed to the resource via the Libraries’ website. If you are off-campus, you may be asked to log in with your eRaider account.

    Screenshot of Google Scholar search results for "kruger dunning" with FT@TTUlib links highlighted