Update to Full Text@RGU on Google Scholar

With the recent launch of our new library catalogue (https://librarysearch.rgu.ac.uk), we have also updated the Full Text@RGU service on Google Scholar.  If you have previously set this up , you will need to re-add it in order to continue using it.  The steps below will show you how to re-add this service, or how to add it for the first time if you have never used it before.

What is the Full Text@RGU service on Google Scholar

You can use this service to find out if RGU has the full text, online version of a journal article when searching Google Scholar. Once set up, when looking at the search results you will see a Full Text@RGU link next to any articles that are available from RGU, as can be seen below:

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Clicking on this link will either take you directly to the article, or will open up a new screen where you will get information about where to view the article:

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You can then click on one of the View Online links to view the article.

How do I set this up when On campus?

If you are on campus, you do not need to do anything.  Simply go to Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.co.uk/) and perform your search. The updated Full Text@RGU link will show automatically.

How do I set this up when Off campus?

Whether you have used this in the past, or are a new user, if you are off campus you will need to follow these steps. Please note you must have cookies enabled for this to be retained, otherwise you will need to set this up each time you search.

Go to Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk

Click the menu button at the top left and then choose Settings:

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Choose Library links:

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Search for Robert Gordon University and ensure that Robert Gordon University – FullText@RGU is ticked, and then click save:

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You are now ready to search and find out what articles RGU has available for you.