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How to Search PCC Library on Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is a search engine from Google focused on scholarly literature. Results can include articles, theses, books, abstracts.

This page provides a quick overview of how to search and use Google Scholar. For a more in-depth explanation, watch our video “Finding Quality Sources with Google Scholar”, and see our page on “How to Use Google Scholar”.


Learn how to set PCC as your library in Google Scholar below.

Search PCC Library full text with Google Scholar

PCC campus computers are automatically set to show links to PCC Library’s full-text articles through Google Scholar.

From home you can set your Google Scholar preferences using the instructions below to access PCC Library resources through Google:

Permanently set Google Scholar preferences for PCC Library


  • Then Select “Library Links” from the menu on the left:

  • Then Search for “Portland Community College” and check the “Portland Community College – Find it @ PCC” box.

Request Full Text of an Article through PCC Library

If you can’t access full text of an article through Google Scholar, look for a double arrow pointing right underneath the item (as seen in the screenshot below).






Click the double arrow to reveal a “Find it @ PCC” link.






Once you click the link, it will bring you to a page in PCC Library’s search that will allow you to sign in using your MyPCC login to request the item. Learn more about requesting library materials this way through PCC Library.

Watch the video: "Finding Quality Sources with Google Scholar"