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Connect the MSU Library to Google Scholar

If you like to start your research process in Google Scholar, you can link MSU Library to Google Scholar by changing the 'Library Links' setting in Google Scholar. This allows you to access our subscription content when searching Google Scholar.

To connect Google Scholar to the MSU Library:

  1. In Google Scholar, click the "settings" option on the menu list, near the top of the screen.
  2. Select "Library Links" from the sub-menu. 
  3. Search for "Montana State University Library" in the library search bar.
  4. Check the box next to "Montana State University Library – Check MSU Availability" and save your new settings

Google CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access)

CASA is an authentication enhancement developed by Google and Highwire Press. If you visit the MSU Library from an on campus location and also visit Google Scholar, Google Scholar creates an automatic affiliation between you and the MSU Library. Later, when you access Library resources from off campus through Google Scholar, if you locate a resource from a publisher who has enabled CASA for their content, you will automatically have access. There is no charge to user this service, however, you need to login to the MSU Library and visit Google Scholar at least once a month from on campus to keep your CASA access from expiring. The Library has no control over CASA, but users can turn this setting of individually if they prefer