USE OF GOOGLE SCHOLAR AND THE PROXY BOOKMARKLET (NUS LIBRARIES)
1. What is Google Scholar?
Google scholar searches scholarly material (Journals, conference papers, books, theses, etc) from a variety of
sources, including an unknown number of scholarly publishers (e.g. Wiley, IEEE), University Presses (e.g.
HighWire Press, MetaPress, Ingenta) , preprint and universities repositories (e.g. arXiv.org, RePEc)
2. Why should I use the Proxy bookmarklet with Google Scholar?
When you click on a Google Scholar result, it will often bring you to a vendor site, where you will be asked to
pay to access the full-text of an article. The proxy bookmarklet allows you to quickly check if you have access
to that article via NUS Libraries’ subscription with a couple of clicks.
3. How do I install the proxy bookmarklet?
Go to http://lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/d/proxybkmrklet_google.html and follow the listed instructions:
4. How do I use the proxy bookmarklet with Google scholar?
In the search below, the user clicks on the highlighted result from Google Scholar
The user will be brought to JSTOR which is a database that NUS Libraries subscribes to but he is unable to
access the full-text of the article, because he is not authenticated properly.
To gain access to full text, the user should click on the bookmarklet. He will be prompted to log-in if he has not
yet done so during this browser session.
Once this is correctly done, the full text should be available
5. What if I get an error message when I click on the proxy bookmarklet or I still can’t access full-text.
The proxy bookmarklet can fail in the following situations
(a) NUS Libraries does not have a subscription to the article.
(b) NUS Libraries has not yet configured the proxy to work with that page.
In any case, if the proxy bookmarklet does not yield results, you should do a proper LINC search (i.e. search
by journal title), it is possible that the article is still available as follows:
(a) via another vendor site.
(b) in hard copy version.