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Google Scholar

Create Your Profile

  • Go to 
  • Click My Profile at the top of the page, on the left side, to create your profile
  • From this screen you can
    • Set up your initial profile
    • Edit your profile information, including where you work, name, photo, and research interests
    • Manage your publications

Edit Your Profile 

  • Starting from Google Scholar, you can access and edit your profile by clicking My Profile in the top left corner of the screen. You can also find your profile using the menu icon (the 3 lines in the top left corner).
  • Click the pencil icon next to your photo to enter edit mode.
  • Add a photo by clicking on the placeholder profile picture and then uploading a photo from your computer.
  • Fill out your university affiliation and add your UT Tyler email address (this will verify your scholar profile).
  • Check the box to Make my Profile Public to allow others to find you and your publications.


Note: an excellent example of a Google Scholar profile is Dr. David J. McComas

Managing your publications

Add a Publication

Click the + button below your photo to add articles to your profile. You can locate articles three different ways to add to your profile: 

  •  Add Article Groups - This option shows you groups of articles that may all be yours... or not. This method doesn't always work well but it does let you add multiple articles to your profile at once.
  • Add Articles - Select individual articles to add to your profile (try changing the search to an article's title if the suggestions don't have what you are looking for).
  • Add Article Manually - If your work has not been indexed by Google Scholar then you can add it yourself. You can add many different types of publications in this form. Unfortunately, the form currently does not let you add a link to an online copy.

Merge Duplicates

  • Use the checkboxes to select your duplicate publications, one set at a time.
  • The ADD button changes to a MERGE button on the toolbar. Click it.
  • Choose the record with the best information. Click MERGE.
  • Repeat as needed.

Delete Publications

  • Use the checkboxes to select the publication(s) you want to delete.
  • A DELETE button will appear to the left of the MERGE button on the toolbar
  • As soon as you click DELETE the publication(s) are removed.
    • There is a one-time undo message after you delete publication(s).
    • Repeat as needed.


Exporting Data 

Google Scholar lets you download your publication data so you can easily import it into other programs. Please note that it only exports your publication information, not citation counts.

  1. Select the articles you want to export.
    • You can "Select All" by checking the box next to "Title" on the gray bar under your photo.
  2. Click Export and choose a file type.
    • BibTeX, EndNote, RefMan and CSV are the available file types.

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