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McNair Scholars Resources

This guide will assist NEIU McNair Scholars in their research and help them prepare for their doctoral studies.

NEIU Libraries Services During COVID-19

Please monitor The NEIU Libraries Update on our blog for the most current information about library services.

If you'd like to schedule an extended appointment with a subject librarian, please use the Research Consultation Request form. Librarians are available by phone, chat, or Hangouts Meet, and email.

Connecting the NEIU Libraries' database subscriptions to Google Scholar

1. From the Google Scholar homepage (scholar.google.com), click on the three lines icon in the top left corner.

2. Click on Settings at the bottom of the list.  From the Settings window, click on Library Links from the list on the left-hand side.

Screenshot of Google Scholar settings screen

4. Type “NEIU” in the search box and check the boxes for “NEIU Ronald Williams Library – Find it @ NEIU” (Open WorldCat – Library Search will be checked by default.)

google scholar

4. Save your settings.

5. Now when you search Google Scholar, you will see a link to the right of each article that is available through one of the NEIU Libraries' database subscriptions or freely on the web.

Screenshot of article results in Google Scholar

6. Click on “Find It @ NEIU” to see if we have a copy in full text. If an article is available through one of the NEIU Libraries' database subscriptions, you will see a link under “Full text now?” Click on “Go” to access the article. If we don't have a copy, click on the WorldShare interlibrary loan link to request a PDF copy. 

Screenshot of full text at NEIU Library screen