Google Branding Guidelines

Guidelines for implementing the Google Scholar™ free search box

Welcome to the Google Scholar free search box, a no-cost way to help your users find scholarly articles directly from your website. This document will give you guidelines on how to integrate Google Scholar web search into your site quickly and easily. We have provided guidelines on how layout, Google attribution and branding should be handled.

Requirements:

  • Adherence to these guidelines, the Guidelines for Third Party Use of Google Brand Features, and Google Brand Features Terms and Conditions is required for inclusion of Google Scholar’s free search box on your website .
  • You may not display Google Brand Features (Google's trademarks, logos, web pages, screen shots, or other distinctive features) in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by Google, except for your involvement in the Google Free program.
  • You may not use Google brand features to disparage Google, its products or services.
  • You may not display Google brand features on your site if it contains or displays adult content or promotes illegal activities, gambling, or the sale of tobacco or alcohol to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.
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Attribution

The web search box on your site must conspicuously display a graphic (see Branding section below) that indicates that the search services are provided by Google. The graphic should link to scholar.google.com or other addresses as Google may designate from time to time.


Branding

In order to maintain consistency and preserve the Google brand identity, the only acceptable version of the Google Scholar logo is the one that appears after implementation of the Google Scholar free search box.

Your use of Google Scholar’s free search box is subject to the Guidelines for Third Party Use of Google Brand Features and Google Brand Features Terms and Conditions.


Example of acceptable implementation

Example of acceptable implementation