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I have a Google scholar account A which is linked to my Google account and it all works well. But there is also another copy of me, a Google scholar account B, which says that it has a "verified email" (which is my university email). Apparently, I must have confirmed it some time in the past.

How do I access account B? I cannot access it through my Google account, which just takes me to account A. Is there some way to make it send an email to my university address that will let me access it?

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    Have you asked Google? – keshlam Oct 3 '15 at 20:29
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    How? I googled around quite a bit, if that's your asking. You can't seriously expect me to reach a Google humanoid? – Andrej Bauer Oct 3 '15 at 22:08
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    I'd try to reach the humanoid, yes. – keshlam Oct 3 '15 at 22:51
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    @keshlam humans at Google are usually exceptionally hard to reach, unless you happen to know one personally. – Flyto Oct 5 '15 at 22:11
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    @FedericoPoloni I haven't used it, but based on more general experience with Google I would expect "provide feedback" to be a one-way process, and the odds of getting a reply to be low. – Flyto Oct 6 '15 at 7:14
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I have found an answer: think hard about whether there are other Google accounts that I might have and through which I could have authorized the Scholar account.

In my case, there is a long forgotten "temporary" Google account which was created for me by Goolge during that period when they decided to merge all of its services under the Goolge+ umbrella.

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You could try the following sequence in order to generate an email to your university address:

  1. Sign out of Google.
  2. Navigate to Google Scholar.
  3. Click "sign in" in the top right corner
  4. On the log in page, click "Need help?" in small font just below the "Next" button.
  5. Select "I'm having other problems signing in."
  6. Enter your university email address to which Account B is associated.
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  • I tried that already, I should have said it. The reply is "no such account". I wonder how I managed to "verify email". It may be useful to know that my gmail account is associated with my university account. That is, when I send email from gmail I can select my university email as the From: field. This is so because a while ago I confirmed with google that I actually own the university email account. – Andrej Bauer Oct 3 '15 at 10:10

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