Using Google Scholar to find UCS Library resources

We like Google Scholar and we’re sure many of you find it to be an incredibly useful way to quickly and easily search for scholarly literature and while we may like you to start every search from the Library website we also want to try and help you make the best use of this and other free resources.

So this is our quick guide to how you can use Google Scholar to find UCS Library resources.

Setting up Google Scholar

When you’re on-campus at UCS Google automatically recognises that you’re from UCS and where an article matches our holdings a ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library link will be displayed next to the search results. However if you’re working off-campus you will need to tell Google Scholar that you want to include links from our Library.

Here’s how:

1. Go to: http://scholar.google.com

2. Click the ‘Settings‘ link at the top of the screen:

Google Scholar3. Click ‘Library links’ on the left-hand side of the screen. If you use RefWorks you can also set-up the import feature in Google Scholar from this screen.

Settings4. Type ‘University Campus Suffolk‘ into the search box and hit enter or click the magnifying glass:

Library links5. Tick ‘Full Text @ UCS Library’ and save the settings.Library links2 6. Now you should see ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library‘ next to any resources that are available through our subscriptions.

Full Text ResultHowever this isn’t always 100% accurate so we would always advise that you also try searching for an article via Summon or the journal title via the A-Z of journals page if you’re unable to access from Google Scholar.

One final tip

Sometimes the ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library‘ won’t appear but we may still have access. Click the ‘More‘ link under the abstract and you may see an additional option to ‘Check UCS Library’. This will run an additional search to try and find a match in our holdings:

Check UCS LibraryThis may take you directly to the article or to a results screen which will advise whether the content is available. The ‘Article’ link will take you directly to the full text article while the ‘Journal‘ link will take you to the journal homepage allowing you to browse the complete contents.

360linkAny questions, comments or suggestions please let us know at: eresources@ucs.ac.uk

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