Using Google Scholar From Off Campus

Instructions on how to use Google Scholar off campus.

Using Google Scholar From Off Campus

 

Accessing Google Scholar via the Library Link grants access to Subscribed content when Off Campus.

You will be prompted to log into your Western Account.

  • Once in Google Scholar use the Settings link below:
  • Select Library links from the left side menu.
  • Search for 'Western Sydney University'.
  • Once you find the listing, select 'Western Sydney University - Fulltext @ WestSydU Lib'. Save the changes.

 

 

  • On your search results, click on 'Fulltext @ WestSydU Lib' to gain access to content.

 

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What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar promotes itself as a resource that provides one-stop shopping for scholarly literature. It searches across many disciplines and covers a wide variety of resources, including journal articles, theses, books, abstracts, and more. Although Google Scholar is aimed at the academic community, it uses a very broad definition of "scholarly literature." It is important to realise that not everything in Google Scholar is peer reviewed.