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Using Google Scholar to access EUI Library Resources

 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature and references across many disciplines and sources, including: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

How to configure "EUI LINKS" in Google Scholar

The EUI Library has enabled EUI LINKS from within Google Scholar to display for individual search results known to be available in full-text for current EUI members. Each user must set preferences on their own browser, as described below, in order to enable the full-text linking to EUI Library resources.

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Click on the Google Scholar Settings link or icon in the top menu then click on "Library Links"
  3. ON-CAMPUS Users: You should automatically see an entry for "European University Institute - EUI LINKS". If the checkbox next to the entry is blank, click in the box to select.
  4. OFF-CAMPUS Users: Search for "European University Institute" in the Library Links search box. Click the box for "European University Institute - EUI LINKS" to select.
  5. Click Save, then enter your search in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Settings

Once Google Scholar has been configured for EUI LINKS, users will see a link labeled  "EUI LINKS" next to entries for articles that EUI membes have access to in full-text, as shown in this example:GoogleScholarSettings2017

 

If you have already configured "EUI LINKS" in Google Scholar before January 2017

Given to the recent change of Link Resolver, if you had already configured "EUI Links" in Google Scholar you should edit Google settings. 

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Click on the Google Scholar Settings link or icon in the top menu then click on "Library Links"
  3. Unselect the "European University Institute- EUI LINKS (SFX)" option
  4. Make sure that the "European University Institute- EUI LINKS" option is selected

Google Settings

 

Tips on Using Google Scholar

  • If Google Scholar does not provide a complete citation (e.g. if the date of publication is missing), the EUI LINKS service may be prevented from displaying that EUI users have full-text access.
  • If an article in your Google Scholar results does not include an EUI LINKS button, you might also search the Catalogue to see if the print edition of the journal is available
  • Google Scholar is fairly strong in science and technology subjects but relatively weak in coverage of the humanities
  • Google Scholar does not contain "all" the scholarly literature -- many publishers and vendors do not allow Google Scholar's spiders to crawl their databases.

 

 

 

Page last updated on 01 March 2017