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The UF Libraries@Google Scholar™


If you are connecting from a UF computer (on campus, at an IFAS Research Center, etc.), you are ready to begin searching below.

Google Scholar
If you are connecting from off campus:
Library Proxy Alert!
For the best experience linking to UF Libraries' licensed resources using SFX@UF links in Google Scholar™ when connected through the Library Proxy, it is strongly recommended that after your first search results are displayed, you select Scholar Preferences (adjacent to the search box) and set up to "Open search results in a new browser window".

Even if you have set this up when connected from a UF computer, you may need to do it again when logged on via the Library Proxy.

See a fuller explanation, and more information about SFX@UF below.



Accessing Full Text Resources Licensed by the UF Libraries
using SFX@UF in Google Scholar™

The UF Libraries have partnered with Google so that SFX@UF links now appear in Google Scholar™ results lists. These links route users to the UF Libraries' SFX service menu, which enables checking to see if access to full text has been licensed by the UF Libraries (and connecting to it if it does), or if the item may be available within a UF library.

 

What needs to be done to set up access to SFX@UF through Google Scholar™?
  • When you are connected from a UF computer (on campus, at an IFAS Research Center, etc.) --  or when  connecting from off campus using the UF VPN the SFX@UF links should automatically appear within Google Scholar™ search results.
  • However, when off campus and wanting to connect using the Library Proxy (EZproxy), please follow these steps:
    1. Log on to the Library Proxy (EZproxy).
    2. Once successfully logged on, select Google Scholar.
    3. Strongly recommended! Click "Scholar Preferences" adjacent to the search box, select "Open search results in a new browser window" on the preferences screen, and click "Save Preferences". 

      Why do this?
      Staying connected to your Library Proxy (EZproxy) session requires that you link only to pages that have been set up for recognition by the Library Proxy (e.g. library-licensed E-Journals and databases).

      Since many links on Google Scholar results pages may be to resources not specifically set up for recognition by the Library Proxy, it will be easy to go down a path that quickly takes you out of your Library Proxy session.

      By selecting this preference, your Google Scholar™ search results page remains available and connected to your Library Proxy session in your original search results window.

      If you have your Web browser set to accept cookies, any Scholar Preferences you set should be available for your next session. NOTE: Even if you have done this when connected from a UF computer, you will need to do it again when logged on via the Library Proxy.

How does SFX@UF work?

The UF Libraries has supplied Google with information about 1) our electronic subscriptions, 2) our linking utility (SFX), and 3) computer IP address ranges for UF networks.

Since data in the UF SFX server is constantly changing (e.g. as we acquire a new E-Journal, etc.), Google periodically sends its spider robots to pick up the current SFX@UF information so that data showing in Google Scholar is kept reasonably up-to-date.

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