Because of the breadth of resources in Google Scholar, setting up your own profile in Google Scholar is an excellent way to keep up with new scholarship and the impact a specific article is having "out there." So here is how you can set up your profile:
- You need to have a Google account to set up a research profile.
- Once you have a Google account, go to scholar.google.com and log in.
- Click on My Citations at the top of the page.
- Enter your personal information.
- Click on +Add
- Google Scholar will search for all the entries that look like they may be your articles.
- You have three choices of methods for adding to your citations. On the left side of the page you'll see:
- Add article groups
- Add articles: you can click on the boxes next to citations to your work. Then click on add articles.
- Add article manually: if Google Scholar doesn't find all your articles, you can add them manually.
Anytime you want to add a new article, book, or other publication to your profile, click on the +ADD button. Sometimes there will be suggestions for articles you might have written that can be added automatically.