Accessing Google Scholar

Google Scholar is playing up again. However, there is a simple solution.

Google uses CAPTCHA to protect itself from bots (robots that trawl the Web downloading content). Whenever a network is sending Google Scholar an abnormal amount of traffic,  oogle Scholar will display a CAPTCHA message to users coming from that IP.

Sometimes, UNE’s servers send an unusually high amount of traffic to Google Scholar, leading to problems.

Fortunately, there is a quick solution. Please follow these steps:

  • Launch your browser.
  • Go direct to the following Web address: <>.
  • Click on the menu icon (three horizontal bars)  in the upper left. 
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on Library Links and type University of New England in the Show Library Access links box. Click search. 
  • Tick the check box next to University of New England (AUSTRALIA) – Full-Text @ UNE.
  • Tick the check box next to UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ProQuest Fulltext.
  • Click on the cookies link below the Save button for instructions on ensuring that you have enabled cookies correctly and click Save.


Scholar should now recognise you as a UNE student. However, you must run future searches directly from Google Scholar. Do not run searches from the Google search box on the Library home page for a week or so.

Please note the Library’s Search discovery layer can provide you with immediate access to full-text journal articles, e-books and other subscribed resources: a wider range of resources than Google Scholar, in fact. Check out Search at <>.

Do you have any questions? Ask below!

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