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: <https://scholar.google.com.au>.
- 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 <http://library-search.une.edu.au>.
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