Linking to SDSU Library resources in Google Scholar

January 28, 2009

Google, the world’s most heavily used search engine, also has other products available besides the basic search. Google Scholar is a useful tool for locating journals and other scholarly sources. The ease of use and similarity to basic Google attract users to this resource. Now it is possible to check our library holding information in Google Scholar. Google Scholar crawls our library holding information.

For on-campus users:

Go to Google Scholar website (http://scholar.google.com) and do a search, additional links called “Find it@SDSU” are now available. For journal articles, clicking on these links will provide access on your computer to articles included in our e-journal holdings or find the library has a subscription in paper.

For off-campus users, you need to take additional steps:

• Click on the ‘Scholar Preferences’ on the Google Scholar homepage.
• Type “sdsu” in the search box behind Library Links.
• Click on ‘Find Library’
• Select ‘South Dakota State University – Find it@SDSU’ as one of the libraries that you wish to appear on Scholar results screens.
• Click on ‘Save Preferences’ at the bottom of the webpage.

When you click on a link you will be asked for your username and password just as if you where accessing the journal via the library’s Magazine and Journal List.

Please use the “Find it@SDSU” links when using Google Scholar. Our Integrated Systems Librarian, Fei Xu has been working on implementing Google Scholar links to SDSU library holdings and would appreciate feedback or questions about the links.

Mary Caspers-Graper, Head of Technical Services

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