Getting Better Results with Google Scholar

Use these tips to make Google Scholar work better!

CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me.

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment.

Scholar Preferences to let GS "see" our materials--AND make it easier for you to get to it.


settings in Google Scholar to let it work with the Libraries' materials. You can also choose a citation manager to save citations with, inc. EndNote, Refworks, Refman and Bibtex/Latex.

Select the checkboxes for the University of Arkansas Libraries--Find it! and Open WorldCat--Library Search. Save your preferences if you wish them to hold for your next search session. You must be logged into a Google account to save preferences.

mark the libraries' url and OCLC's open links to see what content we have.