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HD FS 501: Graduate Studies, Research and Ethics

Creating Your Library Account

The library log-in process is changing. You can now log in to your Library Account (My Library Card) with your Iowa State University Net-ID and email password. If you don’t have a Net-ID the Circulation Desk can help you.

Setting Up a Google Profile

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 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.  

Your Librarian

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Anita Kay
150 Parks Library