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How do I connect Google Scholar to library subscriptions from off campus?

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2015  |  371 Views

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You can set your browser to have Google Scholar link to full text articles in Western databases from any computer you use.  You will see either a "Findit! @ WWU" link at the bottom of the citation or a "Full Text @ WWU" option next to the title.  If you are using Google Scholar from a campus computer it should automatically recognize you as a Western user.

To set Google Scholar up for off-campus access:

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Use the "Scholar Preferences" link in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Click on "Library Links"
  4. Search for Western Washington University in the box that comes up.
  5. Tick the box next to Western Washington University Libraries - Findit!@Western Libraries.

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