Using Google Scholar with EZproxy (the UBC Library off-campus authentication method) can be tricky. You need to set up a Google Scholar session BEFORE logging into EZproxy.

Our Google Scholar resource page (with instructions) is HERE (Google Scholar).

Basically, the steps are:

  • Go to Google Scholar and log in, if you have a Gmail account. However, an account is not necessary.
  • Under the upper left “hamburger menu” (three horizontal bars), click on “Settings
  • Click on “Library Links” and search for  UBC Library  (if you have a Gmail account, Google might remember your settings)
  • Tick the boxes and SAVE
  • Do your search. When the results come up, you will see  UBC eLink  to the right. Click on that for the result you are interested in
  • This will take you to our Citation Linker page. Click on the blue button for Full Text and at that point you will be asked to log into EZproxy

If you run into any problems, please contact us via our Help Form including any error messages or screenshots that might be helpful.

REMEMBER: Google Scholar does not index (capture) all the resources available from UBC Library. Please use our discovery tool Summon (also from the General tab on the Library Homepage) –and– contact a Subject Librarian to make sure you are finding all available resources.

 

From Google Scholar (or from our own Citation eLinker, for that matter), trying to resolve to the article level via our UBC eLink button button results in being dropped at a rather bare AnthroSource page… a journal cover but no volumes to even click on. Part of the reason is all the articles have moved to the Wiley Interscience platform. We are working to resolve this.
If you land on the bare AnthroSource page, you can either re-search your article title at the top of the page or click HOME, then BROWSE JOURNALS then your journal title, then work your way into volume / issue / article title. A long route, but you get there.

Searches in Google Scholar are yielding much more consistent results. Possible links are almost always listed as “UBC eLink” and only occasionally as “UBC Library Catalogue” (both go to the same SFX menu). But, alas, no eLink button yet. Some problems still exist, but these are due to the poor incoming information rather than a resolving problem on our end.

For example, try the following search:

  1. In Google Scholar search two words     Cronenberg AIDS
  2. The 2nd result reads   ” AIDS References in the Critical Reception of David Cronenberg:” It May Not Be Such a Bad Disease …- UBC eLink
  3. Clicking on “UBC eLink” gives you an abbreviated citation and no full-text results. Clicking on “AIDS References in the Critical…” takes you to the full text.
  4. You also see “All 4 versions” at the end of the 2nd result. Click on that, and you get four “UBC eLink” links, three of which take you to three different full-text sources.

Conclusion: it’s not perfect, but it does work better than before. So, don’t be disappointed by an initial “No full text available” message. Dig a bit.

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