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Access & Discovery: Using Google Scholar

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Using Google Scholar

The Library has enabled its full text holdings on WorldCat and EBSCO (the Library's OpenURL linking service) in Google Scholar.  Search results display the following University of Pretoria Library links in results, when configured correctly:

  • FullText@UP – Links to a University of Pretoria Library’s full text sources through WorldCat.
  • EDS@UP – Links to the University of Pretoria Library’s full text sources through EBSCO Discovery Service.
  • ProQuest Fulltext – Links to the University of Pretoria Library’s full text sources through ProQuest.

To enable your computer to find the relevant material on Google Scholar, you will have to make the following changes to your settings for Google Scholar when you are off-campus.  On campus users are recognised by their IP and no configuration should be needed.

NOTE:  Settings are not transferrable between https://scholar.google.com/ and https://scholar.google.co.za/.  Settings are also dependent on browser settings and can “disappear/reset” on its own and it is therefore important to always double check your Google Scholar settings.

Follow this link https://scholar.google.co.za/scholar_settings that will direct you to the Library links settings screen for Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Settings 1

Google Scholar Settings 2

From your search results, choose the relevant links on the right hand side, to view the full-text journal articles.  Please note that when accessing licensed library resources, from off-campus, users will be prompted to authenticate as library users.

Google Scholar Settings 3