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Instructions on how to access articles via Google Scholar

How to Access Articles Via Google Scholar

To access Google Scholar go to

  • Once in Google Scholar, select the Settings link in the menu below.


  • Click on Library links.
  • Search for 'Western Sydney University'. Once you find the listing, select 'Western Sydney University – Fulltext @ WestSydU Lib'.

  • Click on the cookies link (below the Save button) and follow the instructions to enable cookies.
  • Go back to Library links page and click on Save. Google Scholar should now recognise you as a Western Sydney University student.


  • In your search results, click on 'Fulltext @ WestSydU Lib' to gain access to the full text articles.

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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.