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 ( 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


Blackwell Synergy Journals move to Wiley Interscience

June 26, 2008

Briggs Library subscribes to many journals through the publisher Blackwell. Blackwell is joining with another publisher, Wiley and Sons so the Blackwell journals will soon be available through the Wiley Interscience interface. Unfortunately, there will be a period during which these journals are not available electronically. Friday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., the Blackwell electronic journals will not become available. Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 a.m. the Wiley journals will become unavailable as well. Sunday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m. both Wiley and Blackwell journals will be available again through the Wiley Interscience interface. We will be changing our links for Blackwell journals on Friday but these new links are not expected to work until Sunday at about 8:00 p.m. Wiley and Blackwell are looking forward to the integration of their journals and to taking the best of both systems to create one that is better than either. For more information on this move, go to

~Elizabeth Fox, Digital Information Services Librarian