Did you know that you can now access articles directly from a Google Scholar search if we have a Bradford College subscription to them?
If you haven’t used it before, Google Scholar is a search engine that covers scholarly literature, including articles, theses, abstracts and reports from a wide range of disciplines and types of information. It is a great way to find free material such as open source articles and reports by organisations which may not be indexed by our subscription databases. However, Google Scholar also includes links to journal articles that are behind a database paywall – in which case you can only view the citation details and abstract.
The good news is that you can now connect Google Scholar to Bradford College Library’s journals collection so that when you have access to an article, you will see a PDF or a Full-Text link appear in your results. It just takes 4 easy steps:
- Go to Google Scholar , click on the 3 bar icon at the top left of the page, and click on Settings.
2. Click Library Links and search for Bradford College. You may see two options – just click on the option Bradford College – Full Text Available
3. Click on Save. Now when you run a search you will see a link to Full Text Available – this will take you to the Library resource. If you are off campus you will have to sign in.
4. If you see a screen like the one below saying “If the page does not display”, click on open the page in a new window. This sometimes happens if the article is from a third party database (eg Emerald) or if EBSCO needs a prompt to display properly!
If you have any problems accessing our resources in this way, please let us know. We may need to tweak our settings!
Remember – not all the content on Google Scholar will be available through the Library or free online. If you find something on Google Scholar that you can’t access, get in touch with us and we may be able to help.