Using Google Scholar Citations and Mendeley

A How To Guide to Google Scholar
Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy
LSE Public Policy Group
Why use Google Scholar Citations?
• Creates a personalised public profile that showcases
all of your outputs in one place (including articles,
books, conference papers, presentations, blog posts
• Allows readers to click directly through to open
access versions of your publications.
• You can link up to your co-authors to create a
• Gives you a quick indication of your H-score.
• You can check who is citing your publications.
Once you have a profile
• Clicking on an individual article shows you the number of
citations per year, the abstract, volume and page
• You can correct any details that have been recorded
wrongly (and that information is used to update Google
Scholar entries).
• If joint-publications don’t show up on your profile but do
on your co-authors, you can link them to your profile.
• Making your profile public, it will appear in Google
Scholar search results.
Ensuring GSC can find your outputs
• We recommend you create an open web version of any
of your publications:
– Submit all your outputs to LSE Research Online. It ensures
full-text publications are fully accessable on the web and
can also be added to various profiles such as GCS and
– The high quality of LSERO descriptive metadata ensures
publications are indexed by search engines in results and
that publications are preserved.
– Write a post on research findings for one of the LSE’s
academic blogs, with a link back to the full publication.
How do you start?
• You need to sign up for a Google account if you don’t
already have one.
• You then register via the Google Scholar Citations form:
• By giving your official email address, it allows your profile
to be included in Google Scholar search results.
• You’ll be shown groups of outputs written by those with
the same or similar name to you. Choose the
publications that are actually yours.
How do you start?
• Da-dah! You should have a Citation profile in front of you.
• You can add a photograph if you wish.
• Check through the results, searching for additional
publications that you think should be there and deleting
results that are not actually you.
How do you start?
For more see:
Maximising the Impacts of your Research: A handbook for social
Using Twitter in University Research, Teaching and
Impact Activities: A guide for academics and
Freely available to download from the
Impact of Social Sciences blog:
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @lseimpactblog
Facebook: Impact of Social Sciences

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