Accessing Google Scholar through the Library sitePublished by Dipa Barua
Q: When I connect to Google Scholar from the "article databases" link on the library home page, it doesn't recognize me as SFU faculty, and thus denies me free access to journals to which the library has
access when I try to link to the articles listed. How can I prevent this? I don't see anyway to log on from the home page.
A: I'm afraid that we had to disable the SFU authentication on the Google Scholar search box because it was producing too many errors when searching off-campus. When you enter search terms and click on the "search" button, and you're off-campus, Google Scholar will not know that you are affiliated with SFU. We had to make that change back in 2016 because Google Scholar implemented a security measure where after we reached a certain number of searches, users would start to get error messages because Google thinks that the high traffic is the result of a bot and thus illegitimate.
- Go to Google Scholar and click on the Menu bar in the top left corner (usually looks like 3 horizontal bars).
- Then click on Settings - Library links.
- Type and select Simon Fraser University - Where can I Get This? [eventually, this will be changed to read: Get@SFU]
- and Save.
Electronic Resources Librarian