Enhancements to Google Scholar

Changes have been made to Google Scholar to allow better interaction with Web of Science.  Now you can link directly from your search results in Google Scholar to Web of Science Core Collection, as long as you are on campus.

Reference from Google Scholar showing the link to Web of Science

Click on the Web of Science link to see published, peer-reviewed articles which have cited this article.  If you use Google Scholar to perform a quick search and then use Web of Science to expand your results, then this will save you time!

You can also launch a Google Scholar search from within Web of Science Core Collection – click on ‘Look up full text’.

Find full-text easily by setting your preferences

To see at a glance which articles found on Google Scholar are available to you to read as a member of the University of Reading set your preferences.

  • Click on the ‘Settings’ option at the top of the search screen
  • Select ‘Library Links’ on the left of the screen.
  • In the search box type ‘Reading’ and select the ‘Reading University Library – Full-Text @ Reading’ option.
  • Save your settings.
  • When you do a search, look for  ‘Full-Text @ Reading’ links to the right of references in your results list. This indicates that we have a subscription which will give you access to the article.
  • Click on this link to access the full-text and you will be prompted to log in – giving easy access both on- and off-campus.
  • If the ‘Full-text @ Reading’ link does not appear next to a reference it indicates that it isn’t covered by our subscriptions and you probably won’t be able to access the article.

Search results showing 'Full-text@Reading' links

Other enhancements

  • Clicking on ‘Cite’ on the results page will allow you to import the reference into EndNote.
  • Set up your own personal collection of articles for easy access and organise them by topic.
  • Click on ‘Related articles’ to find items in the same subject field.
  • ‘Cited by’ will find articles which have cited your article within Google Scholar – this includes pre-print and non-peer reviewed content.

Judith Fox, Meteorology Liaison Librarian