ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Google Scholar

Setting up your Google Scholar Page

Google Scholar has a new feature that allows you to register as a unique user and to tag all of the publications that you've done – ignoring all those by other people with the same name as you. So what?, you ask?

If you do this, you can make your page public, and your name (and CSU) goes to the top of the page and people can easily find your work when they search for someone with your surname. For example, previously, if you searched for Ian Lunt, you'd just get a long line of references, with his mixed with everyone else's. Now, Ian's goes to the top of the page, and when users click on his name, they get his publications only, plus citation info about them (see image below). Link

Screen grab of Google Scholar showing a listing of search results

This is extremely easy to do. You don't even have to tag every one of your publications manually as Google has done most of the work already. You just need to exclude any errors in the list.

Google's instructions are available at this link, if you want to read them - http://scholar.google.com.au/intl/en/scholar/citations.html. If you want to see how it works, type Ian Lunt or David Watson (who has also done it too) into Google Scholar.

When a user clicks on your name in the page above, they get to see the following page. (You don't have to include your photo, and your email address is not shown). You can add a link to your own homepage from this page. If there are pdf's of your papers on the web, then google will show the links to all of them. This includes everything that's on CSUs CRO hard drive. If you set this up, then you might think about deleting the publications page on your own web site and just inserting a link to google scholar, as that way it will continually get updated. You can also set up citation alerts to get an email when people cite your papers, if you wish.

Screen grab of Google Scholar showing citations by a particular scholar