Google Scholar – access changes

Do you search for journal articles using Google Scholar?

We have had to make changes to the way you access Google Scholar due to ongoing technical issues (the short version is that Google keeps thinking that we are robots and so they keep cutting off our access). On campus access will work as usual, but if you are off campus you will no longer be able to click through to the full-text of many articles (those behind a paywall) from within Google Scholar unless you are logged into ADAPT.

On campus access

If you are on campus there will be no difference – you can search Google Scholar in your usual way and it will link through to the full-text of journal articles.

Off campus access

If you are off campus and login to ADAPT you can search Google Scholar in your usual way and it will link through to the full-text of journal articles.

But, if you are off campus and are not using ADAPT, you won’t be able to access the full-text of many of the articles from within Google Scholar (you’ll get a message saying that the article is not available – or they’ll ask you to login or pay to access it). You will need to go to Library Search and search for the article in order to access the full-text. 

More information

We apologise for the inconvenience. Immediate full-text access from within Google Scholar for off campus users is our preferred option, and we will continue to work behind-the-scenes to identify ways to have that access restored. For more information or assistance please speak to an Ask Library team member.

 

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