How to Download a PDF from Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is one of the platforms provided by no other one than Google. It is preferred by scholars. It is the name of the place where people can find a number of things, including papers, books, abstracts and articles.

Some papers, books, abstracts and articles are in PDF format. If they have PDF formats, it means they are able to be downloaded. If you want to download a PDF from Google Scholar, you can follow the following instructions:

  1. The first thing that you have to do is to go to open your preferred browser and then go to the official website of Google Scholar at Feel free to do it on your computer or your smartphone.
  2. By following the steps, you will be taken to a page that looks similar to the regular Google Search page. It has the Google Scholar logo and a search box underneath.
  3. When you are on the webpage, it is better for you to sign in to your Google account as some of the services and features offered by Google Scholar require you to sign in to your Google account. To be able to sign in to your Google account, just click the Sign In button that is located in the top right corner of the page and then follow the instructions.
  4. After signing in, you can just type the key terms for the topic that you are looking for in the search box.
  5. Then, press Enter or click the search button to the right of the search bar with a magnifying glass icon.
  6. Just like that the results related to the keyword will be shown.
  7. In the next step, find the one that you are looking for.
  8. Upon finding one, you can just click the [PDF] link located next to the book, article, or some other works.
  9. When you are taken to the new page (the page of the work), find the Download button located at the top right of the page and then click it.
  10. By doing so, there will be something popping up, asking you to name and save the file.
  11. Feel free to let it be or to rename it.
  12. Then, hit the Save button and just like that the process of downloading will be started.

It is worth noting that the work that can be downloaded from Google Scholar is the one with the PDF link next to it. It means there is no way for something to be downloaded if there is no link found next to it. Once again, downloading a PDF file can be done easily, which is to click on the link next to the thing that you want to download, click the Download button, and then click Save.

Actually, it is not always like that. Some PDF files can be downloaded easily by just clicking on the files that you want to download. However, some others may require you to follow a few more steps and these steps may vary and are not always the same as the ones explained above.

There are a number of PDF files that can be downloaded from Google Scholar. Some of them are as follows:

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