Linking OneSearch with Google Scholar
Here’s how to get the most out of Google’s popular academic search engine by linking it to your Lancaster account.
What is Google Scholar? Google Scholar is a search engine that indexes the content of scholarly material published on the Web and in electronic books and journals.
Does it index everything? No, Google have made arrangements with a number of publishers to allow Google to index the content of the publisher’s books and journals. But not all publishers have agreed to allow Google access to their content – a great deal of scholarly literature is still only available through the various databases and electronic publications to which the Library subscribes – these can be found using our OneSearch discovery service.
How do I link Google Scholar with OneSearch? Go to Google Scholar and look for the settings link, then look for the Library links option.
Type ‘lancaster university’ into the search box and then select ‘Lancaster University – Find It @ Lancaster’ by checking the box and clicking on the Save button:
Do I have to log in to anything? There is no requirement to log in to Google itself, but if you follow an ‘Find It@Lancaster’ link then you may be required to log in to a publisher’s Website, particularly if you are working from off campus. If you are off campus then it is best to sign in to OneSearch first.